Pac-12 Networks reaches landmark distribution deals with Twitter, Cox, Frontier
With an eye toward the future of how Pac-12 fans follow the teams and schools they love, Pac-12 Networks announced Thursday that deals have been reached with two major partners to expand the reach of Pac-12 sports to more viewers than ever before.
The Networks reached agreements with Twitter to stream live sporting events on the social network, and with Cox Communications to place Pac-12 Network in hundreds of thousands of new homes across Arizona and California.
Live streaming Pac-12 sports coming to Twitter
Pac-12 Networks and Twitter reached an historic agreement to launch Pac-12 Plus, a broadband network that will bring more than 150 live games to one of the world's most influential social networks.
Pac-12 Plus will air at least 150 school-produced events during the 2016-17 season including soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, ice hockey and others -- live on Twitter to its hundreds of millions of monthly active users.
“The Pac-12 Networks’ collaboration with Twitter reflects our ongoing commitment to increasing exposure for Pac-12 universities and their live, school-produced events,” Pac-12 Networks president Lydia Murphy-Stephens said.
Cox Communications adds Pac-12 Network to basic tier in Arizona and California
In a move that will ensure that all Cox subscribers in several key Pac-12 markets get the full range of live events and programming, Cox Communications has agreed to add Pac-12 Network to its Essential tier.
This means that subscribers throughout Arizona and key Cox markets in California will be able to see every live event produced and televised by Pac-12 Networks, including 35 football games, more than 100 conference basketball games and numerous championship and Olympic events.
Subscribers in these markets previously received only their regional Pac-12 sports network -- either Pac-12 Arizona or Pac-12 Los Angeles.
Cox subscribers also will be able to access all seven Pac-12 Networks through the Pac-12 Now app. These changes will all go into effect by August 2.
Frontier to bring Pac-12 Network to Los Angeles subscribers
Frontier Communications will being offering Pac-12 Network to its subscribers in both Los Angeles and Palm Springs by Sept. 1, in time for football season.
FiOS subscribers in Los Angeles will receive Pac-12 Network in high definition on its Preferred tier, while Palm Springs subcribers will get the Network on the Extreme tier.
“Frontier’s commitment to showcasing our live quality sporting events will benefit Pac-12 fans throughout Southern California.” Murphy-Stephans said.
You can read more about Frontier's addition of Pac-12 Network in Southern California by clicking here.