SUU Strategic Communications

Broadcasting Changes Coming To The Big Sky Conference

July 21, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

CEDAR CITY, Utah (July 21, 2017) - At the Big Sky Kickoff the league announced two new media deals, as the conference is partnering with both Pluto TV and Eleven Sports for broadcasts moving forward. Both changes will have a major impact on advancing the reach of Big Sky content, while keeping it free for fans of each program.  

Pluto TV

Pluto TV is the leading free Internet television service in America, with over six million monthly active users. The Big Sky is now the first mid-major conference with a dedicated 24/7 channel that can be viewed on any Internet-connected device, ranging from mobile, tablet, desktops and connected TV's.

The Pluto TV app is available on iPhone and iPad from the App Store and available on Android devices from Google Play. The app is also available on connected living room devices, such as Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Playstation or Xbox as well as most smart TV's. Tune in to Channel 230 on the app for Big Sky content.

Pluto TV can be accessed via web at pluto.tv/watch. WatchBigSky.com is now powered by Pluto TV, which will feature on-demand archived events and exclusive video content.  

Eleven Sports

The Big Sky has also reached an agreement with Eleven Sports, who will be broadcasting a football and men's basketball game of the week beginning next fall.

Eleven Sports will be broadcasting three Southern Utah University football games this fall, one on the road and two at home. SUU's road matchup against Weber State (6 p.m. MT) will be the first on the network, with their home matchups against Eastern Washington (5 p.m. MT) and Northern Arizona (2:30 p.m. MT) also scheduled to be broadcast.

Eleven Sports, which is available on various Cable, Satellite, Telco and OTT providers, will also be broadcasting the quarterfinals and semifinals of the men's basketball championship, the semifinals and championships game of the women's basketball championship, and the semifinals and conference championship game for women's soccer, volleyball and softball.

All Eleven Sports broadcasts will also be available on WatchBigSky.com and on Pluto TV.

The broadcast schedule for Eleven Sports will be announced at a later date.

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