Pac-12 Ent said pres Gary Stevenson is leaving his position. Lydia Murphy-Stephans, who has been evp and gm of Pac-12 Networks since their Aug '12 inception, is being elevated to pres, Pac-12 Networks. Stevenson said “a good time for me to move on to my next adventure” now that the Pac-12 nets have “successfully launched.” — Suddenlink is trying to argue that Comcast's CSN Houston is not an RSN, but more of a local network. Obviously such a distinction could work to the MSO's benefit when it comes to the cost of the network that carries Astros and Rockets' games. “The regional sports networks we offer on our expanded basic tier across a multi-state geography, such as Fox Sports Southwest, have rights to the games of professional and college teams from multiple cities within their distribution area,” Suddenlink chief programming officer Patty McCaskill wrote in a letter to CSN's gm. “CSN Houston does not; it focuses on professional teams from one city.” Suddenlink has offered to carry CSN Houston on a sports package, but the net wants to be in expanded basic just like Fox Sports Southwest. In a letter posted on IWantCSNHouston.com, network gm Matt Hutchings argued that CSN Houston and Suddenlink effectively agree on the license fee. “However, we remain apart on one issue: carriage,” he wrote.