Basketball: Finding Cal-UCLA on TV may be difficult for many Bay Area viewers

Six of Cal’s 18 Pac-12 Conference games, including both of this weekend’s matchups in Los Angeles, will be broadcast on FSN — and not available to large chunks of Bay Area viewers.

Duane Lindberg, Pac-12 associate commissioner for television, said Fox Sports games traditionally have been picked up by Comcast Sports Bay Area or Comcast Sports California.

“Fox did not make arrangements this year for that carriage,” Lindberg said. “Obviously, we are disappointed. It’s something we’ve been talking to them about.

“They indicated they are working on it. But here we are a day before the game and they don’t have any Northern Californai clearance.”

Both Cal’s game Thursday night at UCLA and its game Saturday night at USC are being broadcast by FSN.

Likewise, FSN has Cal games Jan. 19 at Stanford, Jan. 27 at Colorado, Feb. 2 vs. Oregon and Feb. 17 vs. USC.

Lindberg said Bay Area viewers with cable coverage may find the games on Fox College Sports Pacific, which is available on Comcast’s digital package.

Subscribers to DirecTV or the DISH network with sports packs may be able to find FSN games carried on PrimeTicket, Fox Sports West, Root Sports Northwest or other regional sports networks.

Fox Sports could not immediately be reached for comment.

Said Lindberg, “It’s not perfect.”


Jeff Faraudo

  • Juancho

    JEFF. Blog awards post ???

  • rollonubears

    This game is going to be ugly.

  • gobears49

    Seems to be on station #415 tonight on Comcast at 7:30 p.m.

  • calfanz

    So, I switch to Dish Network so I can get he Pac12 network.


    Except these games are only in SD on Dish Network.


  • Mitchie V

    For Surewest customers in Sacramento, it’s Channel 573 tonight. But you have to have the Sports package.

  • Dan

    I have Comcast and a 55″ Hitachi Director’s Series TV, which is awesome. And this game will look like garbage broadcast only in standard definition. How Mickey Mouse can the P12 and Cal get when that’s the best you can get for the UCLA game in Cal’s own market?

    It just continues to amaze how with like 500 channels they can’t figure out how to give viewers what they want.