The press conferences announcing the Pac-12 Networks have wrapped up. I’ll pass along a few links first that have some of the details. …
— Here’s a wrapup from ESPN.com’s Ted Miller.
— Here’s the take from Jon Wilner, who has been on top of this from day one.
— Here’s the New York Times story referenced by Wilner.
— The Salt Lake Tribune calls the deal “stunning.”
— Another story from the Boulder Daily Camera.
A few other notes from the teleconference. …
— Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said the plan is for everything to be in HD.
— He also said the networks would feature “12 spring games,” so I take that to mean every team’s spring game will be televised.
— As noted, there are a lot of details to still be worked out, so a lot of the questions about whether this will be available where you live are still unclear. As others have noted, the Pac-12 is keeping control of some prime football games to make its network as attractive to carries as possible. Also remember this doesn’t begin until Aug. 2012, so lots of time to work out those details. Everything TV-related changes rapidly these days so my general advice is to not worry much for now, especially if you live in the Pac-12 footprint. It’ll probably all get worked out. Today’s announcement, Scott said, was intended just to release the news of the basic agreement with lots of details still to be worked out.