Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by ximianKernel, Sep 8, 2012.
Also do not forget to click the link on the article titled: Pac-12 Networks will be available nationally via DISH Network. It gives more details on the agreement.
So, those of us with Dish still won't be able to see the Sacramento State-Colorado game tomorrow, because they are only going to have the national channel on 413 (which will have the Southern Utah at Cal game). They said they won't have the online streaming up in time for the games tomorrow.
Wrong. They are making all the games available via the use of two overflow channels. Also everyone is getting the channel tomorrow as part of a free preview. The only thing that is unclear is whether it is is available in HD. Everyone in footprint with the Top 120 package will have the channel automatically added. Outside of the regional footprint will require the sports tier after the preview ends. Here is the presser from Dish:
The Press Release:
DISH fans score with Pac-12 Networks
Updated September 8, 2012
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – DISH and Pac-12 Networks announced today that they have entered into a multi-year agreement making DISH the only satellite provider to offer the sports programming that includes conference football and basketball games. DISH customers will have access to Pac-12 football games starting this weekend.
The agreement allows DISH subscribers to enjoy the hundreds of live sporting events, including 35 football games, more than 140 men’s basketball games, and hundreds of national championship caliber Olympic sporting events this season on Pac-12 Networks. Included in the lineup of football games will be multiple appearances by No. 2 USC, No. 4 Oregon and No. 25 Stanford.
The new agreement also provides DISH with exclusive category sponsorship for Pac-12 athletic programs. The sponsorship includes stadium signage and logo rights with each of the member schools including:
• University of Arizona
• Arizona State University
• University of California, Berkeley
• University of Colorado, Boulder
• University of Oregon
• Oregon State University
• Stanford University
• University of California, Los Angeles
• University of Southern California
• University of Utah
• University of Washington
• Washington State University
“DISH is delighted to offer our customers more than 800 sporting events available on Pac-12 Networks each year, while giving them a great value,” said Dave Shull, DISH senior vice president of programming. “This is a great partnership with the Pac-12 that goes beyond the TV screen to the campuses in the form of an exclusive sponsorship to support the programs and the students.”
DISH is offering Pac-12 Networks as a free preview for a limited time to all DISH customers. Games are available starting this weekend, including the following:
• Sacramento State at Colorado, 12:00 p.m. PT, Ch. 445
• Eastern Washington at Washington State, 12:00 p.m. PT, Ch. 446
• Southern Utah at California, 12:00 p.m. PT, Ch. 413
• Fresno State at No. 4 Oregon, 3:30 p.m. PT, Ch. 413
• No. 18 Oklahoma State at Arizona, 7:30 p.m. PT, Ch. 413
• Duke at No. 25 Stanford, 7:30 p.m. PT, Ch. 445
“DISH wanted to deliver Pac-12 Networks to its customers and our fans will benefit,” said Gary Stevenson, President of Pac-12 Enterprises. “DISH’s line-up and ability to offer Pac-12 fans nationwide access to an unprecedented number of live quality sporting events make this a huge day for DISH customers and Pac-12 fans.”
DISH customers will have login access to stream all Pac-12 Networks content and additional sporting events through Pac-12 Now in the coming weeks.
“As a leader in TV Everywhere technology and providing customers the ability to watch live programming on the go, DISH is a great partner for Pac-12 Networks as we build out our digital and TV Everywhere capabilities that ensure fans can access our content when and wherever they choose,” concluded Stevenson.
Pac-12 Networks is available to all DISH customers as a free preview for a limited time. It is included in America’s Top 120+ package and above for customers in Pac-12 territory (which includes the six states with Pac-12 schools) and available nationwide in the Multi-Sport Pack for $9 per month.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.061 million satellite TV customers, as of June 30, 2012, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation’s subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
About Pac-12 Enterprises
Pac-12 Enterprises is the new content and multiplatform media company for the Pac-12 Conference, a leader in collegiate athletics that includes 12 of the most prestigious universities in the world and a nation-leading 451 NCAA titles across 27 sports. Headquartered in San Francisco, Pac-12 Enterprises was created in 2011 to develop and launch the Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12 Digital, and to control the distribution of the Pac-12 intellectual property rights in sports and other Conference initiatives. The Pac-12 Networks are full-time native HD linear networks, available to video programming operators, dedicated solely to the Pac-12. They consist of a national network and six regional feeds that will televise hundreds of live sporting events annually and provide 24/7 access to Pac-12 teams and universities. Pac-12 Digital encompasses the digital network, mobile, the university websites, social media and innovative digital initiatives across the company. Visit www.pac-12.com.
Wow, this is great news. It has to force DirecTV's hand one would think.
lets hope so. I'm sitting here waiting like an expecting father for news. Anyone know where I can listen to the game? Koa is one option right, online I mean.
Folsom is a pretty safe option. :nod:
Of course! But I live in the redneck riviera and that's a bit of a drive.
Eerrmagerd...Dick Neweasel is on my TV!!!!Curse you dish, I love and hate you, but the emotions are powerful.
Pretty amazed by this news. I was so certain DTV would beat them to the punch I had an install date scheduled at my house that I cancelled finally. In the end, I was week to week as far as committing to Comcast. Seemed too painful...
Happy camper this morning...
Not getting 413 on my receiver right now. Anyone else having this problem?
I have it! You can come to my house, watch the Buffs, then take in the Husker game. Lots of good food and beer too.
If you can believe these guys, DISH might have negotiated an exclusive deal. Sorry DTV dudes.
Just called dish tech support and they were able to fix the glitch remotely. I'm now watching Stanford v Cal women's soccer. Woot!!!!!
BTW, one of the things I love about Dish is their technical support team. I have always gotten knowledgeable, courteous, english speaking (bona fide Americans) technicians who have almost always been able to resolve my issue in 5-10 minutes. I don't know how good the customer support is for comcast or DTV but Dish's support makes them hard to leave.
There´s nothing about an exclusive carriage deal in the press release, only Miller says so. Dish only has some exclusive sponsorships. Read it closely.
I find that hard to believe. The sponsorship part sure but got to think Larry Scott will make more money for the Pac 12 with DirecTV on board.
There are too many restaurants/sports bars that already use DTV. Shutting them out makes no business sense.
It is like Christmas morning. I am watching the PAC 12 right now in my house! Also, 445 and 446, the channels where the games are going to be played today, are HD channels. Hopefully this means we will get and continue to get them in HD.
It is also being offered as part of the 120 or higher package so it is not costing me anything more to get them. I have the America 250 package!
Merry freakin Christmas
If DISH had AMC switching would be a no-brainer.
I like Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels and Breaking Bad, Yo!
Hopefully this ups the pressure on DTV...
I can watch AMC shows later. Whether it be via torrent, on netflix, or some other way. Can't watch sports events later.
The way I am reading the press release...I think Dish signed an exclusive marketing agreement to be only satellite provider who can advertise at Pac 12 venues...and that right now they are the only satellite carrier. I don' think the way that is worded excludes DirecTV from picking up the network.
I won't disagree.
But why do we have to choose? That's my beef right now...
I really do like DTV, but not enough to let them shaft me out of watching all collegiate sports that matter...
Well that does it. Larry Scott should be fired, and tarred and feathered. Loyal Pac 12 fans with satellite TV missed a whole week of college football on the Pac 12 Network. The dude has failed. Game over man, game over.
Watching it now channel 413.
didnt you leave?
And hopefully this will speed things up with negotiations with DTV. This puts the pressure on DTV now.
The Pac 12 has clarified that the Dish deal DOES NOT exclude DirecTV from carrying Pac 12 Networks.
No guide information available, can't set my DVR for the game. Won't complain too much, Stanford soccer ladies are not bad, may make a visit to Stanford campus.
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