Pac-12 Network, DirecTV remain far apart in neogtiations

Stephen Dunn

The two sides are not close to getting a deal done, according to Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott.

The Pac-12 Network and DirecTV remain at odds over contract negotiations regarding whether the cable provider should add the conference-owned television station to its lineup of channels, according to a report by the Associated Press published on Yahoo! Sports.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, who spoke with the Associated Press during halftime of the Arizona State-Oregon football game Thursday night, said DirecTV officials ''have dug in their heels," saying he did not envision the two sides would come to an agreement to add the Pac-12 Network to DirecTV's channel lineup.

Scott said DirecTV would not accept the terms that other cable providers have accepted to add the Pac-12 Network to its library of channel options. The commissioner said fans do have the option to switch to a major cable provider, such as Comcast or Verizon, or Dish Network, which is DirecTV's main competition as a satellite cable provider.

USC's game this week against Colorado will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.

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