PAC-12 NETWORKS EXPANDS REACH WITH NEW DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS AND EXPANDED ACCESS BY CURRENT PROVIDERS COX AND TIME WARNER CABLE
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (August 27, 2013) - Pac-12 fans in Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington D.C. are about to gain access to all of the great content the Pac-12 Networks has to offer.
The combination of new distribution agreements and expanded access with current providers means more Pac-12 fans will have options to watch their favorite teams on the Pac-12 Networks beginning in a matter of days.
The expanded reach begins Tuesday, August 27 when Time Warner Cable launches the Pac-12 Networks on its systems in Indiana (Evansville, Terre Haute), Kentucky (Lexington, Louisville) and Ohio (Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Columbus).
Cox is creating a new Cox Sports2 tier and over the next few weeks will be making the Pac-12 Networks available within that new tier to their subscribers in Connecticut (Hartford/New Haven), Massachusetts (Springfield), Oklahoma (Oklahoma City and Tulsa), Ohio (Cleveland), Rhode Island (Providence), Virginia (Norfolk/Newport News, Richmond/Petersburg, Roanoke) and Washington DC. Cox is planning to launch in Oklahoma around August 31, Virginia and DC around September 5 and on its Northeast systems approximately September 8.
New providers offering the Pac-12 Networks include Buckeye CableSystem, Clear Creek Communications, Consolidated Communications, Hood Canal, Paul Bunyan and WTC Communications. Buckeye CableSystem is scheduled to launch Wednesday, August 29 in Toledo, Cleveland and Detroit, MI. Clear Creek Communications is expected to go live with Pac-12 Networks in Portland, OR Thursday, August 30, while WTC Communications is scheduled for a September 1 launch in Topeka, KS. Paul Bunyan (Minneapolis, Duluth, MN) and Consolidated (Champaign, IL, Houston, TX, Pittsburgh, PA) launched last month.
Pac-12 Networks will televise 750 live events in 2013-14, including 35 football games, 150 men’s basketball games and hundreds of Olympic sports.
About Pac-12 Networks
Headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA district, Pac-12 Networks is the new content and multiplatform media company of the Pac-12 Conference, a leader in collegiate athletics that is made up of 12 of the most prestigious universities in the world. Pac-12 Networks was created in 2011 to develop and launch one national and six regional full-time native HD linear networks available to video programming operators, as well as a network of digital properties dedicated solely to the Pac-12. The linear networks televise hundreds of live sporting events annually and provide 24/7 access to Pac-12 teams and universities. The Pac-12 digital platform includes Pac-12.com, the official athletic websites of member universities, mobile, social media and innovative digital initiatives across the company. The Pac-12 Networks are wholly owned by the 12 member institutions of the Pac-12 Conference.
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