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Lydia Murphy-Stephans to Head Pac-12 Networks

Media veteran Lydia Murphy-Stephans was named the executive vice president and general manager of the Pac-12 Networks.

Murphy-Stephans will oversee the launch of the new series of college networks, hiring and managing a team to oversee and produce live events for virtually every sport on the 12 conference campuses.

Launching in time for the 2012 college football season, the Pac-12 Networks will be made up of one national network and six regional networks in conjunction with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks.

Murphy-Stephans brings a wealth of experience to the Pac-12 Networks with stops at ABC (vice president of programming and acquisitions), Oxygen Sports (president and executive producer) and MSG Media (vice president of programming and production).

“I’m thrilled to be part of this new venture. The Pac-12 Networks will produce and deliver an unprecedented amount of quality content from the 12 universities. It’s an amazing undertaking that will allow us to showcase each of the schools and their highly successful sports programs,” Murphy-Stephans said in a statement. “Gary Stevenson and Larry Scott are two of the most accomplished executives in sports and I am excited to be joining their team and working with the Pac-12.”

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