Thursday marked the start of football on the Pac-12 Networks, with Utah earning the honor of playing in the inaugural game. Fans who get their television through Comcast saw it. Fans with DirecTV? Well, those are the ones everyone wanted to talk about.
A day after the network sent an open letter to fans encouraging them to switch providers, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott reiterated that "there's no signal from DirecTV that" a deal is "going to happen anytime soon."
The commissioner, who spoke to reporters before kickoff between the Utes and Northern Colorado at Rice-Eccles Stadium, heralded a strong start for the television network, which has agreements with 30 providers to broadcast 35 football games and 150 basketball games.