The fledgling Pac-12 Networks couldn't come to terms with DirecTV before the beginning of football season, so the channel is telling fans of the conference to find a different TV provider.
The two sides were supposedly near a deal, but that has apparently fallen through. Whether the request to fans is a negotiating tactic or a sign that the channel will not be carried on the satellite provider anytime soon isn't certain, but regardless, the station issued a letter to fans Thursday, the same day the channel will offer its first three football games.
"If you're one of the fans who won't be satisfied without Pac-12 football, or our more than 135 men's basketball games and hundreds of other live events, we recommend finding Pac-12 Networks with another television provider," the letter says.
The channel will carry 15 non-conference football games and five conference matchups. Pac-12 Networks coverage of football begins with Northern Colorado-Utah, UCLA-Rice, and Northern Arizona-Arizona Thursday night.
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