On August 1st, Frontier Communications announced an agreement to provide the Pac-12 Networks to FiOS TV customers in the Pacific Northwest starting August 15, when the new networks launch. FiOS TV from Frontier will carry hundreds of live events and other specialty content including 35 football games and more than 130 men’s basketball games for fans of Washington and Oregon Pac-12 Conference teams.
“Frontier is dedicated to our local communities and proud to showcase the great tradition and excellence of Pac-12 sports to our FiOS TV customers in Oregon,” said Ken Gaffga, Oregon Senior Vice President and General Manager, Frontier Communications. “FiOS TV from Frontier will be the place where fans can follow all the exciting college action of the powerhouse Pac-12 Conference.”
During the first three weeks of the 2012 football season, the Pac-12 Networks will televise five games from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State, including San Diego State at Washington and OSU’s home opener in week one, as well as Fresno State at Oregon and head coach Mike Leach’s home debut at Washington State in week two.
“With football season and all of the Fall sports fast approaching, the Pac-12 Networks will be providing great content to our fans on a daily basis, and we are delighted that Frontier customers are now part of this experience,” said Gary Stevenson, President of Pac-12 Enterprises. “We are in a unique position to tell stories that haven’t been told before about our student-athletes, our coaches and our universities. Frontier customers will now have the opportunity to follow and become even more engaged with their favorite teams.”
In addition to all of the live games, the Pac-12 Networks will feature shoulder programming that will include pregame and postgame shows, football coaches’ shows and Classic Games, among others. Frontier subscribers will also be able to watch games from all six regions on Pac-12 Now, the TV Everywhere platform that allows fans to watch games on connected devices like the computer and iPad.
Gaffga went on to say, “We listened to our Oregon customers who asked for the Pac-12 Networks on FiOS TV. We are thrilled to bring our customers the kind of programming that excites them.”
Press Release provided by Frontier Communications