SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 has hired Mark Shuken, the former CEO of DirecTV Sports Networks, to be president of the conference’s cable networks. Shuken, who has also run sports networks for Time Warner Cable, Liberty Media and Fox Sports, will join the Pac-12 Network on Sept. 6. He replaces Lydia Murphy-Stephans, who stepped down in […]
As a young producer for the legendary ABC anthology show Wide World of Sports, Pac-12 Networks President Lydia Murphy-Stephans learned all about the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Today the onetime Olympic speed skater plays in a far more complex TV sports environment. She became the only woman to run a major national sports channel when she was elevated to her post in 2013. But she shattered the glass ceiling at a time when viewer habits are undergoing a sea change thanks to online streaming.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have suspended veteran broadcaster Ted Robinson for two games following comments this week to a San Francisco radio station about the Ray Rice domestic violence case that were deemed insensitive. The Pac-12 Networks also announced Wednesday night it had suspended Robinson for the next two weeks and […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing freelance technical employees who work on live sporting events for Pac-12 Networks went on strike Saturday.The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees wants to establish area standard wages and benefits for the freelancers who work on the network’s telecasts. About 100 union members picketed outside Galen Center, where […]