Pac-12 Networks Announces New & Expanded Fall Programming for 2017 Football Season
Return of “Inside Pac-12 Football,” expanded “Pac-12 Sports Report” coverage and
“The Drive: Pac-12 Football” highlight 2017 fall programming on Pac-12 Networks
SAN FRANCISCO – Pac-12 Networks today announced plans for its 2017 fall programming offering beginning with the 2017 Pac-12 Football season. Following its most-watched football season last year, the Networks this football season will return a number of programming elements, including “The Drive: Pac-12 Football,” while expanding its flagship program “Pac-12 Sports Report” and returning “Inside Pac-12 Football” to the lineup. In addition, Pac-12 Networks will also introduce a new series with “The 12 Greatest” to premiere as the start of “Football Kickoff Week” coverage on Saturday, August 26.
Inside Pac-12 Football
“Inside Pac-12 Football” will return to Pac-12 Networks on Friday evenings beginning Sept. 8. The show will kick off the Networks' 2017 Football coverage in August and will get fans ready for gameday all season long. This year, “Inside Pac-12 Football” will include a series of season preview shows with “Inside Pac-12 Football: Season Preview.” These four, hour-long episodes will feature three Pac-12 schools each and will provide viewers with an inside look at each football program, on-site footage and interviews, special feature stories and studio analysis from all 12 Pac-12 training camps. The shows will premiere over a four-day stretch from August 27-30. Specific times are to be announced.
The Drive: Pac-12 Football
This season, “The Drive” will premiere regularly on Thursday evenings and the show will again feature all 12 universities, highlighting one school per episode. The first episode of the season will premiere on Thursday, Sept. 7 and will feature Stanford following its Saturday, August 26 game against Rice University in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Pac-12 Sports Report
Pac-12 Networks will evolve its flagship program, “Pac-12 Sports Report,” this football season to include an expanded multiplatform format. In addition to its regular Sunday evening program, “Pac-12 Sports Report” will all season long include “Sports Report Update” segments throughout the week, delivering Pac-12 fans more news, highlights and analysis as it happens.
New Programming: The 12 Greatest and Pac-12 Football Gamebreak
New programming being introduced this fall will include “The 12 Greatest,” a series that will countdown and chronicle the 12 greatest student-athletes ever in football for each Pac-12 university. The show will premiere as part of a marathon of all 12 episodes, one per university, to begin the Networks’ “Football Kickoff Week” coverage on Saturday, August 26. Specific times for each show will be announced at a later date.
Also new to the programming offering this year will be “Pac-12 Football Gamebreak,” expanding Pac-12 Networks’ studio coverage on Saturdays, in-between games.
Returning Programs: Pac-12 Football Pregame Show, Pac-12 Football Postgame Report, Pac-12 Final Score and Football in 60
Other returning programming for this season will include “Pac-12 Pregame Show,” “Pac-12 Postgame Report,” “Pac-12 Final Score” and “Football in 60.” In addition to 35 live games and coupled with the new “Pac-12 Football Gamebreak,” the “Pac-12 Pregame Show,” “Pac-12 Postgame Report” and “Pac-12 Final Score,” Pac-12 Networks will again provide fans with wall-to-wall coverage on game day all season long.
Also returning this season, “Football in 60” will again offer every Pac-12 football game in a condensed and action-packed 60-minute presentation.
About Pac-12 Networks
Pac-12 Networks is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities. Pac-12 Networks incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites and Pac-12 Now, its TV Everywhere service. Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as traditionally under-served women’s and Olympic sports. Pac-12 Networks also provides training and paid internships for thousands of students of the Pac-12’s member universities, preparing them for careers in media. With headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA District, Pac-12 Networks draws on the creative, entrepreneurial and technological culture of the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley. For more information, go to http://pac-12.com/networks.
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