SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pac-12 Conference and SiriusXM today announced a multiyear agreement to create the "SiriusXM Pac-12 Radio" channel, the first dedicated and exclusive radio channel for the Conference in its history. The channel will serve as the most in-depth audio platform covering the Conference, providing 24-7 programming for fans across the country that delivers Pac-12-focused news, an extensive schedule of live Pac-12 games, and exclusive original talk programming including live call-in shows. The new agreement will help continue to fulfill the Pac-12's mission to bring Pac-12 sports to fans across the country across all available media platforms.
"SiriusXM Pac-12 Radio" is set to launch early next year and will be available exclusively to SiriusXM subscribers via the SiriusXM app, on connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, Sony PlayStation, Roku and more, and on select SiriusXM satellite radios on channel 373. The channel will include live play-by-play broadcasts of conference events, available on both the SiriusXM app and satellite radios, from many men's and women's sports including football, basketball, baseball, softball and more.
"We are excited to partner with one of the very best in sports radio in SiriusXM, which will support our mission to serve our fans across the country on all media platforms on which they follow Pac-12 sports with the highest quality and most comprehensive content," said Larry Scott, Commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference. "Following on the heels of recent new and renewed partnerships for the Pac-12 Networks with both linear and over-the-top distributors, we remain committed to expanding the exposure and footprint of the Pac-12 member universities and student-athletes."
In addition to live coverage of Pac-12 games, the channel will also offer a daily lineup that will include exclusive programming, plus coaches shows, access to press conferences, classic Pac-12 game broadcasts, coverage of Pac-12 Media Days, and curated, Pac-12-specific highlights.
"SiriusXM Pac-12 Radio is an exciting addition to the SiriusXM lineup. It makes our robust college sports programming even better and is a significant west coast based addition as we continue to deliver our listeners the best content from across the country," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "We are pleased to work closely with the Pac-12 to deliver a new level of coverage that matches the passion of Pac-12 fans and gives them access to their favorite teams, and the news and analysis they want, wherever they go."
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Today's announcement follows recent announcements of new partnerships with over-the-top (OTT) providers fuboTV and CenturyLink Stream.
After leading the nation with 13 NCAA titles last year, the Pac-12 added to its reputation as the Conference of Champions® by becoming the first collegiate conference to reach 500 NCAA team championships. With the 2017-18 season in swing, the Pac-12 will look to lead the nation again in NCAA titles for what would be the 17th time in the last 18 years.
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About the Pac-12 Conference
The Conference has a tradition as the "Conference of Champions," leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 51 of the last 57 years, with 501 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities - the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more information on the Conference's programs, member institutions, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to www.pac-12.com/conference.
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