Cal vs. USC viewer guide
Cal vs. USC Saturday at 3 p.m.in Los Angeles has the attention of football fans throughout the country.
Cal running back Brendan Bigelow's highlight-reel run last Saturday was SportsCenter fodder throughout the weekend. USC is marquee material whenever it takes the field, and the Trojans still believe they can accomplish big things following their loss to Stanford on Saturday. But their first appearance will be scrutinized.
It also marks USC's first appearance on Pac-12 Networks; as such, we imagine many fans will be tuning in for the first time -- or trying to. This blog post is meant to connect as many fans to the game as we can find. We'll update it through kickoff too; if you have information you'd like to share with fellow fans about restaurants carrying the game or channels in your area, tweet it to @pac12 or post it to our Facebook page and we'll add it to this post.
And before we go any further: Of course we understand there are still fans without access to Pac-12 Networks, and share your frustration. We continue to work hard to reach fair deals with these providers. If you don’t have Pac-12 Networks according to our Channel Finder, tell your provider to reach a fair agreement or switch to one of the more than 40 cable and satellite distributors that offer Pac-12 Networks already. Every fan has at least one option in your area.
Pac-12 Networks on TV
High-profile carriers of Pac-12 Networks closest to home for USC and Cal fans are listed here, with channels for standard- and high-definition broadcasts, are as follows:
SF Bay Area, Fresno, Monterey, Chico, Eureka:
- Comcast – Channel 433 and 823 (HD)
- DISH – Channel 413 (HD/SD)
Los Angeles Area
- Time Warner – Channels 245 and 370 (HD)
- Cox – Channels 78 and 1078 (HD)
- Bright House – Channels 114 and 1114 (HD)
- DISH – Channel 413 (HD/SD)
San Diego Area
- Time Warner – Channels 418 and 818 (HD)
- Cox – Channels 314 and 1314 (HD)
More channel info is listed here [pdf]. Here again is our list of cable and satellite distributors that offer Pac-12 Networks by state.
Pac-12 Networks on the Internet
In order to watch Pac-12 Networks broadcast content on the Web or iPad, you must get a Pac-12 channel as part of your pay TV service with Brighthouse, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Frontier, Crestview, or Canby. Comcast/Xfinity TV customers can watch all 7 Pac-12 channels live at http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/specials/Pac-12. We’re working closely with other partners including DISH, SuddenLink, Bend Broadband and more to facilitate authentication as soon as possible. We’re also negotiating with new distributors.
Restaurants and Sports Bars carrying Pac-12 Networks*
Los Angeles area
Manhattan Beach: Sharkeez, OB's Pub & Grill
Burbank: Barney's Beanery
Hermosa Beach: American Junkie, Patrick Molloys, Baja Sharkeez
Westchester/LAX: Game Sports Bar Restaurant & Lounge, Lei Aloha
El Segundo: Purple Orchid
Arcadia: The Station
Santa Monica: Barney's Beanery, The Shack
Culver City: Rush Street
Brentwood: Q's Billards
West Hollywood: The Parlor, Big Wangs
Huntington Beach: Baja Sharkeez
Manhattan Beach: Shellback Tavern
Newport Beach: Rudy’s Pub & Grill, Mario's Pizza Taste of Italy
San Pedro: San Pedro Brewing Company
Upland: Tequila Hoppers
Near USC campus: The Lab
*Only a sample list
Do you have information you'd like to share with fellow fans about restaurants carrying the game or channels in your area? Tweet it to @pac12 or post it to our Facebook page and we'll add it to this post.
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