Will Pac-12 Networks make the cut before kickoff?

DirecTV and Pac-12 Networks are reportedly close to giving the channels national distribution in time for football season. Multiple reports, and broken by TVPredictions, state that the satellite carrier is testing high-definition and standard-definition signals on channel 612 that would be dedicated to the national Pac-12 Network feed once a deal is in place. The company issued a statement earlier this week stating that it was hoping to have the deal locked in before the Pac-12 college football season kicks off on Sept. 3. “We know that DirecTV subscribers have been frustrated not having access to Pac-12 Networks,” the network said. “Our biggest partner, AT&T, recently acquired DirecTV and we are working hard on strengthening and expanding our partnership to include carriage of Pac-12 Networks on DirecTV. With football season quickly approaching, we want to make sure Pac-12 Networks are available to fans on DirecTV in time for our opening games on September 3.”

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