The PAC-12 is trying to make a big step towards having one of the more recognizable networks in the country and possibly be on the same level as the SEC and Big Ten. They took one step closer to that on Thursday when it was announced they had reached a partnership deal with Twitter.
The deal will allow more fans to watch when they are out on the go and away from their television. The partnership is called PAC-12 Plus and will allow at least 150 games to be streamed live on Twitter for the 2016-17 academic season.
“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-Stephans said. “By expanding our digital footprint, Pac-12 Plus also allows us to connect more fans with more, live Pac-12 sports content through a platform they use every day.”
Right now, these events have not been determined, but it won’t include football and basketball, but rather Olympic-based sports. Some of these sports include soccer, baseball, gymnastics, ice hockey and track & field.
The events will also still be streamed on the PAC-12 Network. This is a huge step forward for the conference and it looks like they could be slowly helping their stock as one of the bigger collegiate sports networks in the nation.