By Jon Wilner jwilner bayareanewsgroup. So, it seems, watches utah cal football game the inexplicable second-and run call in overtime in Provo, which set the stage for the game-ending interception. The Utes seemed a bit lost near the goal-line without their brilliant tailback. The result: three field goals, a blocked FG and a fumble near the goal-line.
Overview[ edit ] Announced on July 27, and launched on August 15, , the national network was available to at least 48 million pay television households in the United States at the time of its debut,  while the regional networks are available in all providers within their respective Pac regional territory.
The networks feature hour coverage of Pac sanctioned sporting events, including olympic sports as well as broadcasts of archived sports telecasts. The contract ensures that every football and men's basketball game is televised nationally.
The infrastructure of the Pac Networks, 12 member institutions and CMC's operations in Denver , Colorado are connected via fiber network.
Master control origination services, including compression and satellite front-haul services, satellite receiver authorizations, and disaster recovery are also run through the CMC in Denver. The Pac national network also features all spring football games, coaches shows, and news conferences.
Presidents, chancellors, and professors supply additional context, providing viewers a unique and poignant look at the rich history, culture, and traditions of each Pac university.
The agreements did not guarantee that the Pac Networks would be available in all areas within the territory of a Pac university, and a minimum of 40 million homes nationally at launch date.
In addition, the network entered into extended negotiations with satellite providers. Pac commissioner Larry Scott stated in a May 8, interview with sports radio station KJR in Seattle that he is "quietly optimistic" that deals with providers would be made in time for the channel's planned fall launch.
Several smaller providers reached carriage agreements with the network during the month of August Network also revealed on their official Facebook page that it would carry the Pac Network.
To date, it is the only satellite carrier to have struck a carriage agreement with the Pac Networks, and was the largest pay television provider to reach a carriage deal during , bringing the Pac Networks' national coverage to approximately 60 million households.