Going into the 5th week of college football there is still little movement on the DirecTV front with Pac 12 football. Pac-12 Commissionaire Larry Scott today said about Pac 12 football fans upset being unable to view the Pac-12 Network on DirecTV.
“I know from the reaction I’ve got, there’s a real passion among our fan base and they want to see their teams play and they’re frustrated,” Scott said. “I feel bad about that.
“I know the greater L.A. market is a very important market for us with USC and UCLA here and no NFL team. Keep in mind, we’ve had UCLA on the network last week, we have USC this week, UCLA’s on the network next week, and while the next round of games will only get released six or 12 days before, you’re going to see USC on the network again, you’ll probably see UCLA again – there’s going to be a lot of L.A. football this season, and moreover, we’ll have 70 percent of our basketball games on the Pac-12 Network.
“With UCLA where it is (in basketball) and USC pretty optimistic about what it’s going to look like – it’s not just football issues. It may be even more during basketball season. This is going to be accentuated during basketball season. It’s just that we’re in football season now.”
“This is going to be a very real issue here in L.A. until this gets resolved.”