Pac-12, DirecTV still far apart, says Larry Scott

The Pac-12 and DirecTV are still having trouble coming to terms with a deal that both teams will agree upon. The Pac-12 has come to the table with many of the major satellite and cable providers, including Dish Network, Comcast/Xfinity, Time Warner, Cox, and Bright House. DirecTV remains the biggest satellite provider that has yet to come to the table and make a deal.

Pacific Takes has this quote from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott providing a pessimistic appraisal of the situation. It seems like neither the Pac-12 nor DirecTV are close enough to getting a deal in place.

The big issues between the two sites probably have to do with both sides asking for a lot. DirecTV reportedly wanted the Pac-12 to go a la carte, like an HBO subscripition package. However, the Pac-12 balked at any idea that didn't align with what their other satellite and cable carriers got in their deals. The inability for DirecTV to work on the Pac-12's terms has delayed the wrapping on this deal for quite some time, and might delay it long into the season.

Scott and the conference are standing firm, which probably means DirecTV needs help.

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