In July, Twitter announced a deal to live-stream PAC-12 sports events. After successfully broadcasting its first NFL games that were part of another deal, the stage is set for the PAC-12 broadcasts to go ahead.
The deal with PAC-12 Networks calls for the broadcast of 150 university sports events during the 2016-17 season. The sports to be broadcasted include baseball, volleyball, gymnastics, ice hockey, track and field, lacrosse, and more. The partnership is meant to show just how well live Twitter conversations and sports events go hand-in-hand.
Also, it’s a chance for the universities to give a lot more exposure to their sports events. As Pac-12 Networks president, Lydia Murphy-Stephans, explained in the announcement of the schedule for the first live broadcasts,
Over the years, our universities have been producing live event streams from their campuses. We’re thrilled that these events will now receive more exposure on the Twitter platform, enabling fans to watch their favorite teams in an easy access communal format.
With the support of Twitter, “these university-produced live events will now be able to reach more fans than ever before”. If you are interested in the games, you can catch the first broadcasts on Twitter as follows. Please note the times are Pacific Time.
Thursday, Oct 6 / 2:30 p.m. University of Oregon at University of Colorado
Friday, Oct. 14/ 6 p.m. Washington State University at University of Utah
Thursday, Oct. 27 / 7 p.m. University of California-Berkeley at Arizona State University
Friday, Oct. 28 / 7 p.m. University of Arizona at Oregon
Friday, Nov. 4 / 6 p.m. University of California-Los Angeles at Arizona
Thursday, Nov. 10 / 7 p.m. Colorado at Oregon
Saturday, Nov. 12 / 7 p.m. UCLA at Stanford
Saturday, Oct. 29 / 7 p.m. Harvard University at Arizona State
Mens’ Swimming and Diving
Wednesday, Nov. 2 / 2p.m. California at Stanford University