Frontier Comm. to carry Pac-12 Networks
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS TO CARRY PAC-12 NETWORKS, PROVIDING PAC-12 FANS IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST WITH UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO THEIR FAVORITE TEAMS
FiOS® TV from Frontier Subscribers Will Enjoy Hundreds of Live Pac-12 Sporting Events When Networks Launch on August 15, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO - Pac-12 Enterprises has reached an agreement with Frontier Communications to carry the Pac-12 Networks, providing FiOS TV customers in the Pacific Northwest with 24/7 access to their favorite teams in the Pac-12 Conference, it was announced Wednesday.
The new agreement allows FiOS TV from Frontier subscribers to enjoy the hundreds of live sporting events, including 35 football games, more than 130 men's basketball games and other specialty content that will be featured on the Pac-12 Networks. The new networks launch August 15.
"Frontier values our customers and their desire for exciting programming that will be provided by Pac-12 Networks to our FiOS TV customers in Washington and Oregon," said Denise Baumbach, President, Western Region, Frontier Communications. "From the start of football season through baseball and everything in between, this programming will offer sports enthusiast's coverage of their Pacific Northwest collegiate favorites."
During the first three weeks of the 2012 football season, the Pac-12 Networks will televise five games from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State, including San Diego State at Washington and OSU's home opener in week one, as well as Fresno State at Oregon and head coach Mike Leach's home debut at Washington State in week two.
"With football season and all of the Fall sports fast approaching, the Pac-12 Networks will be providing great content to our fans on a daily basis, and we are delighted that Frontier customers are now part of that," said Gary Stevenson, President of Pac-12 Enterprises. "We are in a unique position to tell stories that haven't been told before about our student-athletes, our coaches and our universities. Frontier customers will now have the opportunity to follow and become more engaged with their favorite teams."
In addition to the hundreds of live games, the Pac-12 Networks will feature shoulder programming that will include pregame and postgame shows, football coaches' shows and Classic Games, among others. Frontier subscribers will also be able to watch games from all six regions on Pac-12 Now, the TV Everywhere platform that allows fans to watch games on connected devices like the computer and iPad.
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. Launching August 15, 2012, the Pac-12 Networks are full-time native HD linear networks available to video programming operators, dedicated solely to the Pac-12. It will 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.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America's largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier's approximately 15,500 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.