Wednesday, August 13, 2008
It has been almost two weeks since Chambers Communications withdrew from negotiations with IMG to broadcast University of Oregon football and basketball games produced by OSN (Oregon Sports Network)in Eugene, Medford and Bend. In those two weeks there as been NO word out of the Athletic Department to Southern Oregon Duck fans on what is going to be worked out on broadcasting the games, replays and coaches shows in Southern Oregon. With Chambers, Medford Channel, 12(KDRV) out of the mix that leaves three other broadcast channels and Charter Cable as possible replacements. The first game is a little more than two weeks away. I have been receiving emails from angry duck fans who are of the opinion that Southern Oregon will be left out of the "work around". That is, Comcast Sports Network will broadcast the games on cable TV in Portland and maybe in Eugene but Medford and Bend will be left out because we don't have Comcast Cable in Medford and Comcast will make it so expensive our Charter Cable provider will not be willing to pick it up. Maybe it's a good thing there isn't a DAF Representative in Southern Oregon anymore because he would be getting a lot of calls! Let's hope this can be resolved in the next two weeks !
(Click on the title for a link to a Ryan White article in the Oregonian on the subject)