Pac-12 Networks adds Ariz. cable carriers

Pac-12 Enterprises has reached an agreement with Western Broadband and Orbitel Communications to carry the Pac-12 Arizona regional network, it was announced today.

From the press release:

The new agreement allows subscribers to the two cable providers to enjoy the hundreds of live sporting events, including 35 football games, more than 130 men’s basketball games and other specialty content that will be featured on Pac-12 Arizona. The new networks launch August 15.

"The Pac-12 should be very exciting this season and we are pleased to provide our customers content that features our local Pac-12 collegiate sports,” said Keith Kirkman, President/GM of Western Broadband and Orbitel Communications. “Adding the Pac-12 Arizona network to our channel lineup seemed to be a natural extension of what we can do to add more entertainment and value for our customers."

The Pac-12 Networks will televise three Arizona and Arizona State games during the first three weeks of the 2012 football season, including the home debut of new ASU head coach Todd Graham in week one, and a Saturday prime time game when Arizona and new head coach Rich Rodriguez host Oklahoma State in week two. The new networks will also feature football games from all 12 Pac-12 schools during the first four weeks, including at least five games with top-25 programs USC, Oregon and Stanford.