Thought Ute fans would find this to be useful information. In his weekly e-mail newsletter Arizona AD Greg Byrne discusses what they know about the Pac-12 Network as of right now. I pass that information along to you. Hope you find it useful. If you’re confused, everywhere it says Wildcat, think Ute and where it says Tucson, think Salt Lake City.
I’ve been asked quite a few times about the Pac-12 Conference television arrangements for 2012 and beyond. Much is to be determined but I can outline a few things. The league’s contract with ESPN (ABC) and FOX will result in televised games similar to previous years — those selected either in the late spring (hasn’t happened yet), or those chosen during the season each week. (We’re talking football here.) Those would be the presumed marquee games of the week with full national coverage. Then, the Pac-12 Network, through its regional affiliates throughout the league, will show ALL other games which, too, would be available nationwide on cable. (Some satellite contracts are still TBA). Also, the Network will be available digitally (computer, mobile, tablets). If you’re out of state following the Wildcats we don’t have the exact answers as to which system you should subscribe, or what tiered sports package for each of those systems you might need. But, the bottom line is that every UA football and men’s basketball game will be shown live, along with what amounts to a total of half a thousand Pac-12 events including Olympic sports, and all our fans will be able to watch. Do, as one writer suggested, look carefully for the final word from the Pac-12 about Pac-12 Enterprises/Network and all its iterations. The league promises a weekly and consistent ‘game-finder’ type app to help people find what they want. If all this sounds confusing, it is, but our Conference is taking extremely proactive steps to get it all done for you the consumer. We’ll help as we can by sharing updates and any new information as soon as we have it. For now, this is what we know. And remember, if you’re in Tucson, the easiest way to follow your Arizona Wildcats is to buy season tickets and to attend our events!