The Pac-12 network isn't the only channel(s) having problems with DirecTV. Here in "Dodger Town" Time Warner Cable has the rights to the new Dodger channel. Basically all or most of the games will only be shown on that channel and TWC is trying to sell the rights to other cable providers. It's a hard sell. Here's an interesting column about the battle that TWC is having selling the Dodger channel to other cable providers. How this is settled will have influence on the relationship between the Pac-12 network and DirecTV.