Pac-12 Networks confident, even without DirecTV

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  1. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    I didn't see that. A report from The San Jose Mercury News said there were as many as 500,000 Uverse subscribers that would be denied.

    I do wonder how much of the impetus from this decision was a result of trying to harmonize the AT&T offerings. I can imagine some might not want to give up Uverse for AT&T TV or DIRECTV if it meant losing Pac-12.
     
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    AT&T had a history of paying more (14% more on average) than DIRECTV for the channels they carried on Uverse. I am surprised that they were given an out. I was not surprised that AT&T let the contract expire.
     
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  3. harsh

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    If #1, #4, #8 and Uverse could make a deal, I wonder if it wasn't more a situation of DIRECTV trying to bully the Pac-12 into submission rather than an issue of merit.
     
  4. TANK

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    Has any company (Dish or cable ) renewed their Pac-12 contract ?
     
  5. James Long

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    I can't find any reference to a successful renewal. Maybe a small cable system somewhere?
    I believe the major players are under their original "long term" launch contracts.
     
  6. inkahauts

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    I can’t recall when but I believe several outlets have reduced their carriage agreements over the years. I think they where mostly out of market providers shrinking to just the main channel instead of all or something like that.
     
  7. inkahauts

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    Actually they do have deals with FOX and espn for many (vast majority of football games there have any meaning) games already. The problem is they aren’t letting either of those companies run the channels to use their leverage to get deals with providers.
     
  8. HGuardian

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    I think all football games in 2020 were carried on ESPN and Fox.
     
  9. slice1900

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    There never was any "harmonizing" of the AT&T offerings. There are still channels offered on Uverse TV that aren't on Directv and vice versa.

    What happened was the Uverse carriage deal for Pac 12 Network expired, and AT&T couldn't reach agreement with the Pac 12 to renew it. Reportedly the conference insisted any such renewal had to also cover Directv and AT&T wasn't interested in spending that much more. All the Pac 12 superfans who were willing to switch providers over that had already left Directv long ago, so the value of adding it to Directv at that point was minimal.
     
  10. inkahauts

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    The short season meant no usc or UCLA games where in the pac12. But I’m not sure about the other colleges. They may have had a game or two. But that was just another 2020 anomaly. All the schools will have games on those channels again next season.

    Basketball and other sports of course had plenty of games on the pac12 channels.
     
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