Two Arizona networks add Pac-12 Arizona
WESTERN BROADBAND AND ORBITEL COMMUNICATIONS TO CARRY PAC-12 NETWORK, PROVIDING SUBSCRIBERS IN ARIZONA WITH UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO PAC-12 TEAMS
Pac-12 Networks to Televise Hundreds of Live Pac-12 Sporting Events
SAN FRANCISCO - Pac-12 Enterprises has reached an agreement with Western Broadband and Orbitel Communications to carry the Pac-12 Arizona regional network, providing their customers with 24/7 access to their favorite teams in the Pac-12 Conference, it was announced Thursday.
The new agreement allows subscribers to the two cable providers 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 Pac-12 Arizona. The new networks launch August 15.
"The Pac-12 should be very exciting this season and we are pleased to provide our customers content that features our local Pac-12 collegiate sports," said Keith Kirkman, President/GM of Western Broadband and Orbitel Communications. "Adding the Pac-12 Arizona network to our channel lineup seemed to be a natural extension of what we can do to add more entertainment and value for our customers."
The Pac-12 Networks will televise three Arizona and Arizona State games during the first three weeks of the 2012 football season, including the home debut of new ASU head coach Todd Graham in week one, and a Saturday prime time game when Arizona and new head coach Rich Rodriguez host Oklahoma State in week two. The new networks will also feature football games from all 12 Pac-12 schools during the first four weeks, including at least five games with top 25 programs USC, Oregon and Stanford.
"With football season and the Fall sports schedule fast approaching, the Pac-12 Networks will be providing great content to our fans on a daily basis, and we are delighted to expand our reach to Western Broadband and Orbitel customers," 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. Western Broadband and Orbitel customers will now have the opportunity to follow and become more engaged with their favorite Pac-12 teams."
The Pac-12 Networks consist of one national and six regional networks. In addition to televising hundreds of live games, Pac-12 Arizona will feature shoulder programming that will include pregame and postgame shows, football coaches' shows and Classic Games, among others.
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 Western Broadband
Western Broadband provides Cable TV, High Speed Internet and Phone service to residents of Sun Lakes, SunBird, Robson Ranch, SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch, located in Arizona. For more information contact Western Broadband at 480-895-8084, on the web at WesternBroadband.net, or in person at their office at 9666 E Riggs Rd, Sun Lakes AZ 85248
Orbitel Communications is a locally based broadband communications company providing cable TV, high speed internet, and digital telephone services to the residents and businesses of Maricopa, Arizona. For more information contact Orbitel by phone at 520-568-8890, on the web at OrbitelCom.com, or in person at their offices in the Bashas' Shopping Center located at 21116 N. John Wayne Parkway, Maricopa, AZ 85139.