I sent DirecTV a note this afternoon to let 'em know how pissed off I am and promptly got a form letter in response (not that I expected anything different; they've heard it all by this point).
I'm just torqued off that it appears that they aren't taking the fans seriously.
The response I got:
DIRECTV wants Pac-12 fans to have their network. Pac-12 Network is denying these same fans the service because they won’t offer the channel at a price that’s affordable for all DIRECTV customers whether they’re fans or not. We’d like to come to an agreement with Pac-12 Network and believe there is an opportunity to add the channel immediately for any fan who wants it.
Please note that the vast majority of Pac 12 football games featuring the most popular teams with national title implications remain available to all DIRECTV customers through the ESPN family of networks and ABC Sports, FOX Sports and FSN, FX, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network and several other regional services.
For more information please visit directvpromise.com/Pac-12.
DIRECTV Customer Care
I guess USC at #13 doesn't count in their figuring of potential teams with BCS implications.
Sounds like DirecTV wants to be the leader in sports -- as long as it suits them and their wallets.