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SBD/November 30, 2012/Media
Published November 30, 2012
ROUND AND ROUND WE GO: Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said of Pac-12 Network carriage negotiations, "I don’t know exactly what the sticking point is with DirecTV but based on what they say to their customers, they've used a number of different arguments and been a moving target. They've questioned whether our fans really want it and how passionate our fans really are, whether it’s fair to their non-sports customers, whether the price is too high; there’s been a panoply of different answers they've given. It’s been a bit of pin the tail on the donkey. I suspect the real reason is financial to a large extent. But obviously they've just picked up the Lakers’ network which is much, much more expensive than our networks so I suspect they can afford it and hope they choose to do it" (PAC-12.com, 11/28).
GOING TO GRACELAND: In Memphis, Michael Sheffield noted the Grizzlies announced a multiyear deal with Skyview Networks "to provide broadcast services for the team’s radio and television play-by-play." Skyview will provide satellite distribution, satellite receivers and web automation and inventory management software for the team (BIZJOURNALS.com, 11/29).