Just like in the movie Bruno, shouting and fighting in front of a large group of people can incite a riot. It can also lead to unexpected passionate makeup sex.
In our newest installment in trying to cut through the noise of various cable sports network distribution battles, we're going to take a deep dive into the two week stalemate between DirecTV and the Pac 12 Network.
It's been quiet on this front all week on the heels of Dish Network adding the channel to the surprise of many. If Vegas laid odds on who between Dish and DTV was going to add the channel first, you'd probably get DTV as a 4:1 to favorite and probably a coin flip if Dish would add the channel in 2012 or the first half of 2013.
Allegedly, DTV and the Pac 12 were pretty close to a deal a couple weeks back but DTV backed away from the table. There were a few possible reasons: a) they thought there was enough of a difference in carriage fees that they could do better on their deal b) the outrage level of not having the channel had yet to reach a fevered pitch c) Dish not having the channel didn't make them stand out as stubborn jerks.no comments