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Published July 13, 2012
PAC-12 NETWORKS UPDATE: Pac-12 Enterprises President Gary Stevenson said that as of Wednesday "there was nothing new of substance to report" on the Pac-12 Networks "other than what has already been known -- that the Networks will be available on Comcast, Time-Warner, Cox and Bright House." In Seattle, Bob Condotta noted negotiations "remain ongoing with DirecTV and Dish Network," something Stevenson characterized as "positive conversations." Stevenson said, "Nothing I have heard is discouraging to me." He added that he "remains confident deals will be completed" when the networks go live on Aug. 15. Stevenson noted that the "four deals the Pac-12 has at the moment cover 40 percent of the 100 million homes in America that have cable" (SEATTLETIMES.com, 7/12).