Astound to carry Pac-12 Networks in Bay Area
ASTOUND TO CARRY PAC-12 NETWORKS, PROVIDING BAY AREA FANS ACCESS TO THEIR FAVORITE TEAMS
Subscribers to Enjoy Hundreds of Live Pac-12 Sporting Events When Networks Launch August 15
SAN FRANCISCO - Pac-12 Enterprises, the content and multiplatform media company for the Pac-12 Conference, has reached a new, long-term agreement with Astound for carriage of Pac-12 Bay Area to subscribers in the San Francisco area, announced Monday. Astound collectively serves over 325,000 subscribers in Washington, Oregon and Northern California, and will offer networks dedicated solely to the Pac-12 Conference and its member institutions.
Financial terms were not disclosed. One Pac-12 National Network and the Pac-12 Regional Network that aligns with customers' area college will be available to Astound Basic customers starting August 15, when the new networks launch. The new agreement allows subscribers to enjoy the hundreds of live sporting events, including football games, men's basketball games and other specialty content that will be featured on the Pac-12 Networks.
"We are delighted to offer our customers the Pac-12 Networks' compelling, sought-after events and programming from the Pac-12 conference; this is truly a testimonial of our commitment to delivering the quality programming our customers ask for," said Arah Peck, CMO of Astound. Arah added, "Our commitment to delivering the programming our customers want at the best possible value will continue to be a pledge to our customers."
During the first few weeks of the 2012 football season, the Pac-12 Networks live football schedule will include matchups for Bay Area fans including home games for both Stanford and Cal in the first two weeks of the season.
"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 Astound 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. Astound customers will now have the opportunity to follow and become more engaged with their favorite teams."
In addition to the 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.
The Astound Pac-12 channel locations and your complete channel line-up by zip code can be found at: http://www.astound.net/clu/channel-lineups.php
Astound is a leading provider of Video, Internet and Phone services, serving residential and business customers in communities in and near San Francisco. Astound is part of WaveDivision Holdings, LLC, which currently serves over 325,000 customers in Washington, Oregon and California. WaveDivision Holdings is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington.
Owned and operated by local industry leaders, Astound supports its customers with decades of cable know-how and a superior choice of award-winning Video, Internet and Phone services. Its mission is to provide all customers with the latest technologies and upgrades including true High Speed Internet, Digital Cable, Phone Service, International Programming, DVR, HDTV, and Free TV On Demand services. In addition, Astound Business Solutions is a leading provider of Business Video, Internet and Phone services and delivers a redundant 10G fiber ring that serves businesses of all sizes, from local government to well-known Fortune 100 companies and brands, with major fiber-optic hubs in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle.
For more information about WaveDivision Holdings or Astound, visit www.astound.net.
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.
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