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Larry Scott, Pac 12 Commissioner is playing “hardball” and is NOT allowing Cox Communication to carry the Pac 12 Arizona – Oklahoma State in Oklahoma. Why? Pressure will mount on both Direct TV and Dish Network, as well as cable carriers to carry the Pac 12 Network to allow fans to watch big-time inter-conference football games in all areas of the country. It might be a wait, but the major suppliers of television broadcast will carry the PAC 12 Network. Fan demand will cause games that are controlled by the PAC 12 Network to be broadcast. It might not happen this week or next week, but it will happen. Sooner we hope than later.
“Barring a last-minute deal, Saturday’s Oklahoma State-Arizona game will not be shown live in Oklahoma.
The best bet for a local broadcast is Cox Communications. The cable provider made a “strong offer” but it had not been accepted by Thursday afternoon, a Cox spokeswoman said.
Last week, Cox didn’t reach a deal to carry OSU’s home game against Savannah State until Wednesday afternoon.
The Pac-12 Network, which launched this season, airs on Cox within the Pac-12 region. For the game to be shown on Cox here requires an independent broadcast because the network is not viewed as desirable enough to permanently be added to the sports tier.
Non-Cox subscribers also are out of luck for the time being. The network has not inked deals with any satellite provider, regardless of location.