Pac-12 working to get satellite, telco deals

Pac-12 working to get satellite, telco deals

Pac-12 working to get satellite, telco deals

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 11, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 9:38 AM

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pac-12 says it is unlikely it will have distribution agreements in place for its new television networks with all four of the major satellite and telco providers in time for next week's launch.

Pac-12 Enterprises President Gary Stevenson said on a conference call Friday that the conference is working "day and night" to reach deals with DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon and AT&T to add to agreements with cable operators in about 48 million homes.

Stevenson said the distributors recognize the value of the conference's programming and the task now is finding a deal that works for all the parties.

The national and six regional networks launch next Wednesday.

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