Big Sky is the first mid-major conference with a dedicated channel streaming 24/7 for fans to watch from any device
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference, a NCAA Division I Conference spread across the western United States, on Monday announced a partnership with Pluto TV, the leading free Internet television service in America. As a part of the deal, Big Sky Conference will air all of its live-streamed sports events on Pluto TV for free, including most football games this fall.
With Pluto TV, Big Sky Conference gets the benefit of Pluto TV's community of over 6 million monthly active users and becomes the first mid-major conference with a dedicated 24/7 channel where fans can watch from any Internet-connected device—mobile, tablet, desktop and connected TV. In addition to watching live conference events on Pluto TV, Big Sky fans will also be able to access on-demand archived events and exclusive video content on WatchBigSky.com, powered by Pluto TV.
"We're extremely excited to announce our new partnership with Pluto TV," said Big Sky Conference commissioner Andrea Williams. "With the changing media landscape and the rise of cord-cutting, it's important that the Big Sky adapt in order to allow our fans to stay connected to us. With our new partnership with Pluto TV, Big Sky fans can have access to video content at home or on their mobile device. As long as you have an internet connection, you'll have Big Sky Conference content."
"At Pluto TV we create unique, interest-based channels that connect with passionate communities," said Tom Ryan, CEO and co-founder of Pluto TV. "By partnering with Big Sky Conference we're able to draw in live college sports fans and provide them, for the first time, a free way to watch their favorite teams' live games at home on their big screen TVs."
To watch live events from the Big Sky Conference download the Pluto TV app and tune to Channel 230. For mobile and tablet, the Pluto TV app is available on iPhone and iPad from the App Store and on Android devices from Google Play. The Pluto TV app is also available on any connected living room device such as Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation or Xbox as well as most smart TVs, including those from Samsung, Vizio, Sony and Hisense. Additionally, Pluto TV can be accessed via web at pluto.tv/watch.
App Store - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pluto-tv/id751712884?mt=8
Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.pluto.android&hl=en
Press Kit - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7p7R9a3b4aRVmJGSE5mMko3YTA
About Big Sky Conference
The Big Sky Conference is a NCAA Division I Conference spread across the western United States. The venerable Division I Big Sky Conference has 4,515 student-athletes, from 16 different institutions, competing in 16 sports (seven men's, nine women's). The Big Sky Conference was founded on Feb 25, 1963, as the name "Big Sky" was adopted by the six presidents of the charter members as the name of the new conference. Four of the current league members – Idaho State University, The University of Montana, Montana State University and Weber State University – have been with the league since its inception.
About Pluto TV
Pluto TV, the leading free OTT television service in America, carries and programs more than 100 channels in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. It also recently launched its free Video on Demand offering. Millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, live events, cartoons, and trending digital series. Download the Pluto TV app free on mobile, web, and living room devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Playstation, Xbox, and more.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in Berlin, New York City, and Silicon Valley, Pluto TV is backed by USVP, ProSiebenSat.1 Media, Scripps Networks Interactive, Sky, United Talent Agency, Luminari Capital, Chicago Ventures, Pritzker Group and other prominent investors.