I'm in Iowa and when I call Dish customer service, they do act like they have never heard of it. They respond to my several times a day tweets that they have submitted a response. The cable company here is horrible in general as I can't buy the Fox Sports Networks as an option and they only carry Fox Chicago which I have no interest in. Also no interest in the Big 10 network.
Will definitely consider Direct if Charlie doesn't get me Pac12 network by basketball season.
I'm also going to email CU to see if there will be a BuffsTV option, like there has in past years. That is how I watched home games that weren't televised the past 3 seasons. Right now the sign-up screen only shows an option to sign up for audio only, so I don't think that is looking good.