Same deal? That's what they claim, yet their own statement contradict that.
From all I read (which you always claim to us is incorrect) the deals are/were the same minus one thing. Dish has exclusive in stadium advertising. If you watch Pac 12 games you'll notice Dish signs in the stadiums. Other than that, everything else has been the same deal. In my general area 3 providers haven't reached an agreement with Pac 12 networks: DirecTV, ATT, and Charter. Of that ATT really doesn't seem to matter as they have a small overall footprint in Nor Cal. Charter owns part of the Lake Tahoe market and all of the Reno/Sparks/Carson City area. Comcast, Suddenlink, Dish, Astound/Wave, and Frontier all have agreements in place, that's the vast majority of the Nor Cal market.
I saw a posting today from a larger sports bar that added Dish to their mix just for their Pac 12 fans (they operate 7 bars 24 hrs a day with 30+ TVs). They had been all DirecTV up until this switch. I am sure many of the Reno/Tahoe sports books also made a switch to add Dish to cover Pac 12 games.
As for your personal attacks on Jon Wilner as a "hack," I don't know many "hacks" writting for one of the largest newspapers in the country, having a vote in the AP poll and having a direct connection to a large Conf like the Pac 12. All writers have their sources, that is what makes a good writer........SEC, B1G, ACC etc all have writers they get info to when they want it out.