Frontier Communications to Carry Pac-12 Networks
FiOS® TV from Frontier Subscribers Will Enjoy Pac-12 Regional
Sports Favorites When the Networks Launch on August 15, 2012
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Frontier Communications today 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 continues to celebrate the spirit of excellence in the Pacific
Northwest by bringing the excitement and tradition of the Pac-12 to our
FiOS TV customers in Washington," said Rich Klena, Washington Senior
Vice President and General Manager, Frontier Communications. "Fans will
be able to follow all the great college action that the elite Pac-12
Conference is sure to deliver."
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.
Klena went on to say, "Our Washington customers have been asking for the
Pac-12 Networks and we listened to them. It is a pleasure to bring our
customers the kind of programming they so enthusiastically support."
About Pac-12 Enterprises
Pac-12 Enterprises is the new content and multiplatform media company
for the Pac-12 Conference, a leader in collegiate athletics that
includes 12 of the most prestigious universities in the world and a
nation-leading 451 NCAA titles across 27 sports. Headquartered in San
Francisco, Pac-12 Enterprises was created in 2011 to develop and launch
the Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12 Digital, and to control the distribution
of the Pac-12 intellectual property rights in sports and other
Launching August 15, 2012, the Pac-12 Networks are full-time native HD
linear networks available to video programming operators, dedicated
solely to the Pac-12. It will consist of a national network and six
regional feeds that will televise hundreds of live sporting events
annually and provide 24/7 access to Pac-12 teams and universities.
Pac-12 Digital encompasses the digital network, mobile, the university
websites, social media and innovative digital initiatives across the
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) is an S&P 500 company
and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America's largest
corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video,
wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com,
data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for
residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced
business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states.
Frontier's approximately 15,500 employees are based entirely in the
United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
Steve Crosby, 916-686-3333
Source: Frontier Communications Corporation
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