The Pac-12 Network has struggled to gain viewership since it launched in 2012, and how it has launched on various networks was vastly different and tough to figure out. One of the major holdouts was DirecTV but now since they are part of the AT&T umbrella things have changed.
There was news that DirecTV was testing the Pac-12 Network on channel 612 on Aug. 26, and that is a good indicator that an agreement was coming closer. Dish Network did the same days before going live on their service.
Things are getting closer as an agreement seems to be close to happening between DirecTV and the Pac-12 Networks, per Bruin Report Online. The deal is said to be done possibly within a days and as much as a week, so it is possible that the Pac-12 Network will be live for the first weekend of the college football season.
Outside of having more college football to watch this benefits Mountain West members since multiple college football games are on the network.
San Diego State at Cal, Sept. 12
New Mexico at Arizona State, Sept. 18
Utah State at Washington, Sept. 19
San Jose State at Oregon State, Sept. 19
Wyoming at Washington State, Sept. 19