Pac-12 Networks announces multi-year partnership with fuboTV
Pac-12 Network to be available to subscribers of entry-level “Fubo Premier” package
All six Pac-12 Networks regional channels to be available in “Sports Plus” add-on package
SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK – Pac-12 Networks announced today a multi-year partnership with fuboTV, the leading sports-first live streaming TV service. As part of the agreement, Pac-12 Network, the Networks’ primary national channel, is now available to all subscribers of “Fubo Premier” at no extra charge. fuboTV’s base package, Fubo Premier includes more than 70 channels, including more sports than any similar bundle from any other streaming TV provider.
In addition, all six of Pac-12 Networks’ regional channels are also now available to fuboTV subscribers as part of its “Sports Plus” add-on package. The launch of Pac-12 Networks on fuboTV coincides with the start of the Networks’ coverage of 2017 Pac-12 football, which begins with two games later today. The first three weeks of football will see several top matchups on Pac-12 Networks, including Colorado vs. Colorado State on Friday, Sept. 1, USC’s home-opener against Western Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 2, UCLA vs. Hawaii from the Rose Bowl on Saturday, Sept. 9, Washington State vs. Oregon State on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Washington vs. Fresno State also on Saturday, Sept. 16. In total, Pac-12 Networks will feature 11 of the Conference’s 12 universities and nine home-openers over the first three weeks.
“We’re thrilled to make the Pac-12 Networks’ full portfolio of content available to fuboTV subscribers, including the 850 live events to be broadcast as part of the 2017-2018 season,” said Alden Budill, Pac-12 Networks Senior Vice President / Head of Distribution & Partner Marketing. “We look forward to working with fuboTV to bring our compelling content to even more fans across the country.”
A provider of Internet-based, over-the-top (OTT) television, fuboTV offers some of the world’s most popular live sports and entertainment content. The service brings subscribers access to regional, national and international networks via TVs, tablets, mobile devices and computers. As its base package, fuboTV’s “Fubo Premier” is currently available to customers for $34.99 per month; “Sports Plus” is available as an add-on.
“We’re excited to add Pac-12 Networks – including some of the top college sports competition in the country – to our industry-leading, sports-first offering,” said Ben Grad, fuboTV head of North American content strategy and acquisition. “For fans looking to watch their favorite team on Pac-12 Networks, no one else can match the value and experience that fuboTV provides.”
In total, Pac-12 Networks will air 15 Pac-12 football games over the Conference’s first three weeks of the season and 35 overall on the year. More information on fuboTV, including a channel line-up and pricing options, is available at fubo.tv/welcome/channels. More information on Pac-12 Networks’ schedule of live events is available at Pac-12.com.
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.
About the Pac-12 Conference
The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 51 of the last 57 years, with 501 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities. The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more information on the Conference’s programs, member institutions, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to www.pac-12.com/conference.
fuboTV is a sports-first streaming TV service that brings subscribers over-the-top (OTT) access to a growing line-up of national channels and regional sports networks (RSNs) that hold rights to the most popular sports in the world. Officially launched in January 2015 as a streaming soccer service, fuboTV has evolved into one of the leading virtual MVPDs in the U.S., with its entry-level Fubo Premier bundle offering more than 70 channels, including 35 that carry sports, and bringing customers access to popular entertainment, news and information content that complements this core offering. It is available on desktop or mobile web via www.fubo.tv; on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick; Android and iOS devices; Apple TV; Chromecast; Kindle Fire; Roku; and through T-Mobile’s Binge On.
The company has raised a total of $75.6 million in funding to date, including a $55 million Series C round that closed in June 2017, led by Northzone, and including 21st Century Fox, Sky and Scripps Networks Interactive. Investors also include DCM Ventures, i2bf, Luminari Capital, LionTree Partners, Univision Communications Inc., Edgar Bronfman, Jr. (former Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group), Chris Silbermann (founding partner, ICM Partners) and former NBA Commissioner David Stern.
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