With August having rolled around, it's time for me to start getting irritated again at DirecTV for not having reached a deal to carry the Pac-12 Networks.
(This is my 2014 rant, which includes links to my previous rants.)
There's more hope this year than in the past.
The president of the Pac-12 Networks said that he is hopeful a deal can be worked out with DirecTV, now that it has been bought by AT&T. And a statement on the Pac-12 Networks web site raised my football spirits a bit:
We know that DirecTV subscribers have been frustrated not having access to Pac-12 Networks. Our biggest partner, AT&T, recently acquired DirecTV and we are working hard on strengthening and expanding our partnership to include carriage of Pac-12 Networks on DirecTV. With football season quickly approaching, we want to make sure Pac-12 Networks are available to fans on DirecTV in time for our opening games on September 3. While we have proven to be the most reliable link between our teams and our fans, we will not be satisfied until we have complete distribution for our fans.
OK. But I still wanted to send a message to DirecTV. If you're a DirecTV subscriber who wants to be able to get the Pac-12 Networks for a few cents a day, I encourage you to email DirecTV also.
Here's my message:
So, in September 2015 am I going to again curse the day I signed up for DirecTV, as I have the previous years when football season starts and I can't watch all of the Oregon Ducks and OSU Beavers games?
I'm hoping that since you're now part of AT&T, the senseless corporate "pissing match" you've been engaged in with the Pac-12 Networks will come to an end.
You're losing more satisfied customers the longer football fans aren't able to watch ALL of the Pac-12 games. I realize that DirecTV says to its subscribers, "You'll be able to watch the important games, since they'll be shown on ESPN, Fox, etc."
Well, with the Oregon Ducks in position to vie for a national championship again, ALL of the team's games are important. I don't appreciate DirecTV telling me which Oregon games I should want to watch.
Yes, that includes Eastern Washington on September 5 -- less than a month away. If you don't reach a deal with the Pac-12 Networks this year, I'll be cursing you again, big time!