Wave Broadband to carry Pac-12 Networks
WAVE BROADBAND TO CARRY PAC-12 NETWORKS, PROVIDING FANS IN THE BAY AREA, WASHINGTON & OREGON ACCESS TO THEIR FAVORITE TEAMS
Subscribers to Enjoy Hundreds of Live Pac-12 Sporting Events When Networks Launch August 15
SEATTLE - Pac-12 Enterprises, the content and multiplatform media company for the Pac-12 Conference, has reached a new, long-term agreement with Wave Broadband for carriage of Pac-12 Bay Area, Pac-12 Washington and Pac-12 Oregon to subscribers in the Sacramento, Seattle and Portland areas, respectively.
Wave Broadband is a part of WaveDivision Holdings, which includes Astound, offering Pac-12 National and Pac-12 Regional Networks to its customers in their service areas as announced Monday. Collectively, WaveDivision Holdings serves over 325,000 subscribers in Northern California, Washington and Oregon, and will offer networks dedicated solely to the Pac-12 Conference and its member institutions.
One Pac-12 national network and the Pac-12 regional network that aligns with customers' area college will be available to Wave Broadband 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, more than 130 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 Wave Broadband. "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 features matchups appealing to customers across Wave's three markets including home games from Stanford, Cal, Oregon State and Washington in the first week, followed by Washington State and Oregon making their Pac-12 Networks debut in week two.
"With college football right around the corner, we are thrilled to reach an agreement with Wave, ensuring their subscribers access to some of the most-highly anticipated football matchups of the season," said Gary Stevenson, President of Pac-12 Enterprises. "The Pac-12 Conference and its football programs have consistently been among the last teams standing in the hunt for the national championship in January and we're excited to showcase 35 Pac-12 football contests as part of our inaugural programming schedule this season."
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.
For Wave Broadband customers in Sacramento, CA and Seattle, WA, Pac-12 channel locations and your complete channel line-up by zip code can be found at http://www.wavebroadband.com/clu/channel-lineups.php
In the Portland, OR area, the Pac-12 National Network can be found on standard definition channel 327 and High-def channel 777, while Pac-12 Oregon will be located on standard definition channel 328 and High-def channel 778.
About Wave Broadband
Wave Broadband is a leading provider of Video, Internet and Phone services, serving residential and business customers in communities in and near Seattle, Portland and Sacramento. Wave Broadband 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, Wave Broadband 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, Wave 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 Wave Broadband, visit www.wavebroadband.com.
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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