That is just a lot more speculation from someone who knows no more about what is really going on than the members of this board do. There were a few interesting statements - some with which I agree, and others with which I do not agree. Regarding having all seven channels in the Sports Pack: Unless the PAC 12 is offering all seven channels at a deep discount, I agree that there is not enough interest outside of the PAC 12 territory to justify this. Regarding how to break the stalemate: I strongly disagree. I think it is the PAC 12 that needs to be pursuaded to blink. Make the package affordable for DirecTV, and DirecTV will carry it. The solution that I think is most reasonable was not even mentioned in the article. Put the National PAC 12 channel in the Sports Pack and have alternate feeds for live events that are on the other six channels. There is no need to have more than three conference games played simultaneously, and many of the non-conference games are already being televised through the opponent's television contract.