It’s one thing for futurist Malcolm Gladwell to push for killing off college football because it might damage a player’s brain—he’s a nerdy Canadian, after all.
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With mere hours to go before it goes live, ESPN’s Longhorn Network at long last is beginning to make some headway with distributors, cutting a deal with Verizon’s FiOS TV. Trouble is, the biggest players in the Lone Star State have yet to make a commitment to the startup.
Pacific-12 commissioner Larry Scott on Wednesday announced the launch of the athletic conference’s own television unit, a suite that will include a national cable TV network and a half-dozen regional sports networks. The Pac-12 Networks will roll out in August 2012, immediately before the start of the academic year.