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Pac-12 Networks announces launch of Pac-12 Insider streaming channel
 on Samsung TV Plus, Redbox Free Live TV and XUMO

Nov 16, 2020
Pac-12 Networks’ new, free ad-supported television (FAST) streaming channel
available now to viewers across the country
 
SAN FRANCISCO - Pac-12 Networks has announced the official launch of Pac-12 Insider, a brand-new broadband streaming channel available to all fans now on Samsung TV Plus, Redbox Free Live TV and XUMO. Pac-12 Insider, the new, free ad-supported television (FAST) offering from Pac-12 Networks, brings the best of Pac-12 sports to one of the fastest-growing mediums in the media landscape in a 24-hour stream.
 
 
“The launch of Pac-12 Insider is an exciting moment for Pac-12 Networks, the Pac-12 Conference and its member universities,” said Mark Shuken, President of Pac-12 Networks. “Pac-12 fans are looking for more ways to watch their favorite sports and programs than ever before, and Pac-12 Insider offers high-quality content from Pac-12 Networks to an even greater number of platforms and audiences. We are excited to give Pac-12 fans a whole new way to stay connected to and cheer on their favorite teams.”
 
Pac-12 Insider offers fans free access to the latest football and basketball highlights, classic encores of the top sports and programs across the Conference of Champions and in-depth, behind-the-scenes stories that showcase the heart and soul of Pac-12 student-athletes, coaches and legends.
 
“The Pac-12 Networks team is incredibly excited to offer our content to fans on new platforms across the country,” said Pac-12 Networks Vice President of Distribution Henry Watson. “The drive to bring Pac-12 sports to as many fans and households as possible has resulted in this latest offering, and we couldn’t have asked for better distribution partners to help launch Pac-12 Insider than Samsung TV Plus, Redbox Free Live TV and XUMO.”
 
Samsung TV Plus, the first platform to launch Pac-12 Insider, is Samsung’s free smart TV video service, available on all 2016-2020 Samsung Smart TVs and available for download on select Samsung mobile devices. The addition of Pac-12 Insider strengthens the sports presence on Samsung TV Plus, which delivers instant access to 150 channels and growing across news, sports, movies, entertainment, and more to its millions of users. For more information on Samsung and Samsung TV Plus, please visit: samsungtvplus.com
 
“As the first streaming platform to offer Pac-12 Insider, Samsung TV Plus has provided the network with an opportunity to connect with the tens of millions of Samsung Smart TV and Samsung Galaxy phone owners who leverage the service to watch linear TV at home and on-the-go,” said Salek Brodsky, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Samsung Electronics. “We look forward to continuing to offer sports fans the ability to binge Pac-12 game highlights and shows.”
 
“As the Official Home Movie Partner to Pac-12 sporting events, Redbox is proud to expand its relationship with Pac-12 and bring exciting sporting events directly to our audiences through Free Live TV,” said Chris Yates, General Manager, Redbox On Demand.
 
“Sports programming is among the most popular genres on XUMO, and adding the Pac-12 Insider channel will bolster our offerings to an enthusiastic audience of sports fanatics,” said Stefan Van Engen, SVP of content programming and partnerships at XUMO. “Pac-12 Insider gives fans the inside track with in-depth insights to complement live game play, and we’re excited to bring all of this great content to our users.”
 
HOW TO WATCH
 
Pac-12 Insider
Get Pac-12 Networks
All Pac-12 Networks coverage can be seen on Pac-12 Network, the Pac-12 Now app (for iOS, Android, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV) or the appropriate regional channel. Pac-12 Networks subscribers have access to all seven HD channels via the Pac-12 Now app. More information on the multiple options to access and receive Pac-12 Networks anywhere in the United States is available at GetPac12Networks.com. Coverage of the 2020-21 season for all Pac-12 sports can also be followed all year long across the Pac-12 and Pac-12 Networks’ digital and social media channels on Pac-12.com, Twitter (@Pac12Network and @Pac12), Facebook (facebook.com/Pac12Conference), Instagram (@Pac12Conference), Snapchat (@pac12conference) and Pac-12 Networks’ YouTube channel.
 
About Pac-12 Networks
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, the Pac-12 Now app and newly-launched streaming service, Pac-12 Insider. 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, please visit Pac-12.com.
 
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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About Redbox
Redbox is America’s leading destination for new-release movies and entertainment with more ways to watch than any other home entertainment provider. Redbox delivers value and convenience through unparalleled choice across content, platforms, rental and purchase options, and price points – including free live TV. Redbox Entertainment, a new content acquisition and production division, has further transformed Redbox into a multi-channel content provider and programmer. The company’s expanding streaming offering complements its nationwide footprint of more than 41,000 entertainment kiosks, conveniently located where consumers already shop. For more information, visit redbox.com.
 
About XUMO
A pioneer in streaming television and media entertainment, XUMO offers over 200 digital channels of free premium programming across 12 genres, including Sports, News, Kids and Family Entertainment, Live Events, Comedy, Lifestyle, Movies, and more. The free, ad-supported service reaches 24 million unique monthly users via a multi-screen distribution network of smart TVs, mobile, web, and streaming boxes. XUMO delivers its over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand (VOD) and LIVE linear digital channels through content partnerships with popular media providers such as ABC News Live, FOX Soul, Deal or No Deal, beIN SPORTS XTRA, FREE Kids TV, NBC News NOW, Black News Channel, America’s Test Kitchen, and Antiques Roadshow UK, as well the PGA TOUR, and many others. The company is based in Irvine, CA. Learn more about XUMO at: www.xumo.tv and follow @XumoTV on Twitter.