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AT&T, DirecTV, and Conference Networks

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AT&T is trying to buy DirecTV for $50 billion. AT&T is a partner for both the Pac-12 Networks and the SEC Network, while DirecTV hasn't signed up for either. Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News broke down what the proposed AT&T-DTV merger might mean for the P12N. You can basically just sub in the SECN if DirecTV tries to play hardball with Mike Slive in the way it has with Larry Scott. If you're interested in conference network carriage rights wrangling, be sure to read the whole thing.

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