Frontier Comm. to carry Pac-12 networks


Frontier Communications has struck an agreement to provide the Pac-12 Networks to FiOS TV customers in the Pacific Northwest starting 8/15, 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.

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.

“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 SVP/GM, 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.”

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.