SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The studio has been built, the staff has been hired and the programming grid completed.
It’s been a whirlwind year since the Pac-12 announced plans on July 27, 2011, to launch one national and six regional networks to give more exposure to the conference’s athletic teams.
And the fun has just begun.
Come launch day on Aug. 15, the conference will be responsible for making sure the seven television networks and one digital network that will air 850 live sporting events and countless studio shows this coming year run smoothly.
“It’s like racing to the start line,” said Lydia Murphy-Stephans, the executive vice president and general manager of the Pac-12 Networks. “It’s not racing to the finish. Launching the networks is only the beginning. It’s almost as if there’s two distinct huge projects going on. One is hiring the people, locking in the facility and getting the facility ready to launch networks. The second part is bringing the networks to life and taking the Pac-12 brand and bringing it to life.”
The first live event on the network will be a women’s soccer game on Aug. 17 between Stanford and Santa Clara.
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