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Pac-12 Networks announces launch of Pac-12 Insider on VIZIO SmartCast®, expanding distribution of new, free streaming channel as football season reaches playoff frenzy

Dec 17, 2020
Pac-12 Insider now available free on VIZIO SmartCast televisions
 
SAN FRANCISCO - Pac-12 Networks has announced the launch of Pac-12 Insider on its sixth and newest platform, VIZIO SmartCast. Pac-12 Insider, which is now available to millions of SmartCast viewers, is the new, free ad-supported television (FAST) offering from Pac-12 Networks, bringing the best of Pac-12 sports to one of the fastest-growing mediums in the media landscape in a 24-hour stream.
 
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.
 
Additionally, Pac-12 fans can stay locked in to all of this season’s action on the gridiron with weekly installments of “Football in 60,” the no time-out, no-huddle condensed one-hour re-airs of the most recent Pac-12 football matchups.
 
“We have been thrilled over the excitement and positive reception of Pac-12 Insider by fans and platform partners alike,” said Pac-12 Networks Vice President of Distribution Henry Watson. “We welcome VIZIO to the Pac-12 Networks community of platforms and are proud to increase the ways in which Pac-12 fans can watch their favorite highlights, classic games and stories about the Conference of Champions.”
 
VIZIO SmartCast is the award-winning operating system that comes equipped with every VIZIO Smart TV, powering a vast array of entertainment options for millions of households with content for every genre. VIZIO is dedicated to building personalized experiences for the modern consumer and giving viewers on-demand, instant access to the entertainment they want in an out-of-the box experience. VIZIO is continuously enhancing its platform with new features and content that automatically update, so users have a vast array of entertainment options, all while staying healthy and safe in their homes.
 
“With the addition of Pac-12 Insider, VIZIO is able to provide free, front row access to college sports content for millions of viewers,” said Katherine Pond, VP of Business Development for VIZIO. “This year, we have seen a surge in streaming and connected TV viewership with viewers tuning into sports content like never before. Now fans can catch encores of classic football and basketball games as well as exclusive, behind-the-scenes stories that showcase the Pac-12 student-athletes, coaches and legends.”
 
With the addition of VIZIO SmartCast®, Pac-12 Insider is now available on six platforms, including Samsung TV Plus, Redbox Free Live TV, XUMO, Pluto TV and The Roku Channel.
 
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 VIZIO
VIZIO, the #1 American-based TV brand and America's #1 Sound Bar Company, delivers innovative entertainment solutions and value for millions of connected consumers. Formed in 2002 and quickly established as an innovative leader, VIZIO has built a portfolio of high-quality products that provide immersive entertainment while incorporating seamlessly with the smart home. The company designs a collection of televisions, sound bars, and the SmartCast smart TV platform with the consumer's desires in mind, and was America's Fastest Growing TV Brand with Quantum Dot and America's Fastest Growing Sound Bar Brand with Dolby Atmos. VIZIO received 30 Best of CES 2020 accolades. VIZIO products are carried by U.S. retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Sam's Club, Target and Walmart.
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