The reports surrounding every aspect of the Pac-12 Network and DirecTV are all across the board with no real answer. John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal provided some insight to about a potential DirecTV, and it does not look good for DirecTV subscribers.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) August 27, 2012
@raiderdan11 If DTV comes to a deal, it will be right before or right after the first weekend of live games and it will only be for 1 net.
After that tweet, Ourand even admits that this information was his guess. Guesses and speculation is what has been tossed around the past week, but the reality is that no one knows for sure what is going on inside the negotiations between DirecTV and the Pac-12.
If the network is not live this weekend then fans will miss five college football games that are to be broadcast on the Pac-12 National Network, including Northern Colorado vs. Utah on Thursday night.
While getting just the national network would be fine for most fans since it would host the important football and basketball games, but the Pac-12 prides itself as being the conference of champions. Most of the Olympic sports are to be on the regional networks, and once again would get lost if DirecTV does not have a package to let the fans decide if they want one or all of the regional networks.
So far everything is just a guess for when or in what capacity the Pac-12 Network(s) will be on DirecTV.
For more on the Pac-12 go check out Pacific Takes.