Pac-12 Networks announces launch of Pac-12 Insider on Allen Media Group’s free streaming service, Local Now
May 26, 2021
Pac-12 Insider deepens Local Now’s bench of sports offerings with premium Pac-12 content
SAN FRANCISCO - Pac-12 Networks has announced the launch of Pac-12 Insider on Allen Media Group’s free streaming service, Local Now, adding to an ever-growing number of news, sports and entertainment channels on the platform.
Through Local Now, viewers have 24/7 access to unique content across all genres, from local news and sporting events to other premium entertainment channels, at zero cost. With this latest partnership, Local Now expands into collegiate sports, giving millions of viewers free access to their favorite Pac-12 content.
Pac-12 Insider offers fans free access to select live events, the latest football highlights and re-airs from the past season, basketball encores and classics from other top sports 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.
“We continue to see a growing appetite for collegiate sports on streaming platforms and are excited to offer Pac-12 Insider to Local Now’s millions of viewers,” said Pac-12 Networks Vice President of Distribution, Henry Watson. “With a host of new programming in the works for Pac-12 Insider, we're excited to be the first and only Pac-12 sports content provider in Local Now's growing library.”
“We’re thrilled to add Pac-12 Insider to our roster of partners and deepen our bench of sports offerings. With this new partnership, we’re bringing the latest from the Pac-12 conference to Local Now’s sports fans, whether they’re watching locally or from across the country,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Local Now parent company Allen Media Group. “From behind-the-scenes stories to catching your favorite classic games, Pac-12 Networks provides amazing sports content for our free streaming service, Local Now."
Starting in June, Pac-12 Insider will feature new looks at some of the Pac-12’s most memorable and storied football games, including "The Play" from 1982 between California and Stanford, 1994's Washington at Oregon game nicknamed "The Pick," and all-time classics from 2007, featuring Stanford's massive upset of then-No. 2 USC as well the unforgettable California win over Tennessee featuring DeSean Jackson's 77-yard punt return touchdown. Additionally, Pac-12 Insider will celebrate the U.S. Open returning to Torrey Pines in San Diego for the first time since former Stanford star Tiger Woods' epic victory with an exclusive look back at historic Pac-12 Golf Championships and collegiate performances from current PGA Tour stars, including Jon Rahm (Arizona State) Maverick McNealy (Stanford) and Collin Morikawa (California).
Local Now has a total of 300+ free-streaming channels, including a Local Now channel in every zip code in the country, and additional local channels and content from major partners. Recent partnerships have brought tremendous star power to the platform, including Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, Meryl Streep, Samuel L. Jackson, Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Chadwick Boseman, Al Pacino, Robert Downey, Jr., Queen Latifah, Channing Tatum, Jason Bateman, Katie Holmes, Benicio del Toro, Sylvester Stallone, Diane Keaton, Kevin Costner, Bradley Cooper, Gabrielle Union, Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Penélope Cruz, John Travolta, Whoopi Goldberg, and Cuba Gooding, Jr.
With the addition of Local Now, Pac-12 Insider is now available on eight platforms, including Pluto TV, Redbox Free Live TV, Samsung TV Plus, SportsTribal, The Roku Channel, XUMO and VIZIO SmartCast®.
HOW TO WATCH:
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 Local Now
The Allen Media Group digital platform Local Now is the leading free streaming service for local news and entertainment in America, delivering localized content to over 225 markets in the U.S. and boasting an endless supply of movies and TV shows from Hollywood's biggest studios. It offers hundreds of live channels that feature an extensive roster of superstar talent and marquee content partners. Local Now’s state-of-the-art streaming platform also delivers original local news, weather and information, customized by market, so viewers can easily stay connected to what matters to them most. Local Now is available on nearly all platforms across OTT on connected TV, Mobile and Web. For more information, please visit: www.localnow.com.
About Pac-12 Networks
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.
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