SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Twitter and Pac-12 Networks announced today that Twitter will be the premier streaming partner for Pac-12 Plus, a broadband network of live events produced by the conference's 12 universities, with at least 150 games over the 2016-2017 academic year live streamed to fans on Twitter.
"Twitter is the fastest way to find out what is happening in live sports," said Anthony Noto, Twitter's chief financial officer. "Our partnership with the Pac-12 Networks will give sports fans a great way to view live sporting events along with the live Twitter conversation they are already accustomed to."
"The Pac-12 Networks' collaboration with Twitter reflects our ongoing commitment to increasing exposure for Pac-12 universities and their live, school-produced events," said Pac-12 Networks President Lydia Murphy-Stephans. "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."
The final roster of school-produced Olympic events shown on Pac-12 Plus will be determined as the season approaches, but will include Olympic sports such as soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, baseball, ice hockey, swimming & diving, softball, track & field, wrestling, lacrosse, tennis, and water polo.
These events are produced by Pac-12 universities and will also still be streamed on university official athletic sites and Pac-12.com.
About Twitter, Inc.
Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is an iconic service and global platform for self-expression and live conversation. Twitter has always been the best place to see what's happening now. Whether it's breaking news, entertainment, sports, or everyday topics, only Twitter lets you connect with people anywhere in the world with live conversation. Anything that happens, you see it first on Twitter. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to consume, create, distribute and discover content, Twitter enables any voice to echo around the world instantly and unfiltered. Twitter is available in more than 40 languages around the world. The service can be accessed at Twitter.com, on a variety of mobile devices and via SMS. For more information, visit about.twitter.com or follow @twitter.
About Pac-12 Networks
Headquartered in San Francisco's SOMA district, Pac-12 Networks is the content and multiplatform media company for the Pac-12 Conference, a leader in collegiate athletics that includes 12 of the most prestigious universities in the world. Pac-12 Networks was created in 2011 to develop and launch one national and six full-time native HD linear networks available to video programming operators, as well as a digital network dedicated solely to the Pac-12. The linear networks televise hundreds of live sporting events annually and provide 24/7 access to Pac-12 teams and universities. Pac-12 Digital encompasses the digital network, mobile, the university websites, social media and innovative digital initiatives across the company.
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