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02:43 PM ET 05.24 | Lydia Murphy-Stephans, the newly-minted president of Pac-12 Networks, told reporters Wednesday that it is the obligation of Pac-12 sports fans to leave DirecTV if the satellite provider continues to refuse to cave to the network's demands. "We're on schedule, and right on plan, in terms of distribution for the Pac-12 Networks," she said. "I feel good about that. There's an obligation as fans, that if they want Pac-12 Networks and DirecTV is not carrying the Pac-12 Networks, the fan has to be willing to drop DirecTV and pick up a carrier that is." Murphy-Stephans' comments come on the heels of recent remarks by Pac-12 President Larry Scott, who also instructed fans to drop their DirecTV packages in favor of providers who carry the conference's new channel. DirecTV has not placed the fledgling Pac-12 Network on its system yet, claiming that the conference's price and placement demands are too great. The satellite company is one of four major providers -- Verizon, AT&T, and Charter -- who all have refused the network's demands.

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May 24, 2013  04:07 PM ET

Makes LHN look fair and cooperative.....LOL

May 24, 2013  04:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Makes LHN look fair and cooperative.....LOL

Funny thing, there are more households on LHN than PACTV.

AT&T and Verizon show LHN, along with the regionals.

May 24, 2013  04:47 PM ET

DTV. Y'all decide what the "D" stands for.

May 24, 2013  04:59 PM ET

What's funny is DirecTV HQ is in Los Angeles. LHN is still on? Not much success in men's sports lately.

May 24, 2013  05:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Funny thing, there are more households on LHN than PACTV. AT&T and Verizon show LHN, along with the regionals.

I know!!!!!!

I have the LHN on my UVerse...but for some reason my changers just won't stop on that channel. Not sure why....must be a glitch in the TV.

:)

May 24, 2013  05:13 PM ET
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I know!!!!!!I have the LHN on my UVerse...but for some reason my changers just won't stop on that channel. Not sure why....must be a glitch in the TV.:)

Heh. I have it, too. Watched a bit of it after the RRBO, just for the laughs.

May 24, 2013  05:30 PM ET
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Funny thing, there are more households on LHN than PACTV. AT&T and Verizon show LHN, along with the regionals.

It shouldn't matter to most of you in the South, SouthWest, SouthEast and the East Coast, as most of the 12 PAC games, are on too late for you!!!

May 25, 2013  01:39 AM ET

Yeah, called Verizon and their attitude seemed to be that they had enough Southern California subscribers and that meeting the urging of UCLA and USC fans was not important.

May 25, 2013  02:00 AM ET

Or... Pac12 network will succumb to the other networks demands. Meanwhile, get a friends Comcast password and enjoy games online like I do :-)

May 25, 2013  10:45 AM ET

I bet the SEC network does not have these issues when it comes time to get going.

May 25, 2013  10:48 AM ET

Lydia Murphy-Stephans, the newly-minted president of Pac-12 Networks, told reporters Wednesday that it is the obligation of Pac-12 sports fans to leave DirecTV if the satellite provider continues to refuse to cave to the network's demands.



So in his own words Lydia Murphy-Stephans, president of Pac-12 Networks is saying he is trying to strong arm Direct TV. Going to the fans like this is a desperate move. I am siding with Direct TV on this. If the Pac-12 does not want to negotiate but applying strong arm tactics they will lose. Direct TV wins these in the long run. Does not sound like the Pac-12 has any business sense.

May 25, 2013  10:50 AM ET

Blasphemy!!!

DirecTV IS AWESOME!!!

May 25, 2013  10:53 AM ET

+1

May 25, 2013  11:31 AM ET

Greedy conferences (or schools), greedy networks, dumb azzz fans.

May 25, 2013  12:04 PM ET
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What's funny is DirecTV HQ is in Los Angeles. LHN is still on? Not much success in men's sports lately.

I'm not sure what you are asking here, but LHN is NOT on DirecTV (if that was the question).

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