Pac12 Networks should make games available immediately on DirecTV.
The Pac12 administrators control network access to most football games and have demanded above market payouts resulting in DirecTV not broadcasting Pac12 Network football games. However, most of the universities in the Pac12 are public institutions and the Pac12 administrators should never use their monopoly control of the games to deny alumni and fans of these institutions their right to watch games due to profit motivations. Making a reasonable profit helps the universities. Pursuing record breaking profits, blocking games, and holding fans hostage ultimately hurts the universities. The Pac 12 is overstepping its mandate with anticompetitive, monopolistic, and hardball tactics that violate the basic philosophy of most of the institutions within the Pac12.
The actions to-date of the Pac 12 limit the exposure of Pac 12 atheletes. It lessens the audience for games and therefore exposure for each Pac 12 college.
If the Pac12 Networks wants to make their programming available, it can do so in as little as 72 hours. We ask that you stop the holdout immediately.
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