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Pac-12 Network adds distribution partners

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott addresses the media. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

PULLMAN – Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott gave his usual sunny prelude to Pac-12 Media Days for men’s basketball, but in addition to the usual list of the conference’s on-court accomplishments, he had some positive financial news regarding the conference network that has consistently fallen short of revenue projections.

Scott announced that customers of Charter Communications in the Los Angeles and Dallas markets will now receive the Pac-12 Networks. Furthermore, the conference extended its agreement with Dish satellite provider through 2024 and will be provided on Dish’s expanded basic tier, which Scott said will add about 4 million new households to the conference’s reach.

Frontier’s acquisition of Verizon Fios means former Fios customers will receive the Pac-12 Networks.

As for the usual fare of impressive accomplishments, Scott said thinks the conference can build on foundation it established last season when it sent a record seven teams to the NCAA tournament.