On Thursday morning, Twitter announced a partnership deal with the Pac-12 Network that will allow Twitter to live-stream over 150 athletic games for the 2016-17 year.
Pac-12 Networks announced today that Twitter will be its 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.
If you clicked the link thinking that you could whip out your cellular device on a Saturday and stream the Oregon/Oregon State football game from your Twitter app, you are going to be disappointed. In fact, even if you were hoping to watch some Pac-12 basketball, you’re going to be disappointed. So what sports will you get to watch on live-stream?
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.
Faaaaannntastic. Just pick every college sport that no one watches. You might be thinking baseball will catch some traffic, and it probably will, but think about live streaming on your phone for a full nine innings. Your phone is dying and your attention span is too short to not click out of the app to go check Bumble and Tinder.
Great idea, poor execution by Twitter. No wonder they are in the dumps..
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