The Big Sky Conference, a Division-I conference spread across the western United States, today 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 up to 700 football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and selected soccer, softball and track and field events.
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.