Time Warner Cable unveils Pac-12 Network plans

Time Warner Cable has announced distribution plans and channel locations for the Pac-12 Networks that launch Wednesday.

Time Warner Cable Desert Cities digital customers who subscribe to the Variety Package will receive the Pac-12 Los Angeles Network on channel 570 in high definition and channel 470 in standard.

Digital customers can also receive the Pac-12 National Network by subscribing to the sports package. The channel numbers are 571 in high definition and 471 in standard.

The Pac-12 Los Angeles regional sports network will include programming from all  schools, but will feature UCLA and USC programming.

As of Thursday, Time Warner Cable is the only cable provider in the desert with the Pac-12 Networks. DirecTV, Dish Network and Verizon FiOS do not have deals to carry the Pac-12 Networks.

The Pac-12 Networks will air five college football games during the opening weekend from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1.

The first Saturday primetime game features San Diego State at Washington at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1.

UCLA makes its first Pac-12 Network appearance Sept. 15 against Houston. USC’s first Pac-12 Network game is Sept. 22 when the Trojans host California.

In addition, Time Warner Cable customers who subscribe to Pac-12’s live programming also will be able to access the other regional Pac-12 Networks online via TV Everywhere.

The other regional networks are  Pac-12 Washington (Washington & Washington State), Pac-12 Oregon (Oregon & Oregon State), Pac-12 Bay Area (Stanford & Cal), Pac-12 Arizona (Arizona & Arizona State) and Pac-12 Mountain (Utah & Colorado).

To access the TV Everywhere, customers simply need to log in with their TWC ID to verify their subscription at video.pac-12.com.

The Pac-12 Networks are scheduled to televise 850 live sporting events annually, including 35 football and more than 130 men’s basketball games in the first year, as well as a variety of in-studio shows, special features, commentary, and On Demand content related to the Pac-12’s championship teams and student-athletes.