Are you a fan of Pac-12 sports? We are expecting a new media rights deal any day now, and now it is being reported that Amazon and Apple are two of the three remaining finalists.
According to a report from Forbes, Amazon, Apple, and ESPN are the three finalists to get rights to Pac-12 Football games starting this fall.
Also, CBS Sports is reporting that most Pac-12 football games next year may be streamed under a new deal even if ESPN wins it may still be split with Amazon or Apple TV+.
The Pac-12 Network has struggled to bring in revenue since it started. The Big Ten Network brought in $583 million in 2021, and the SEC Network reported revenue of $833 million. The Pac-12 Network earned just $37.7 million in 2021, according to Next TV.
The troubles don’t stop there. It has been announced that two Pac-12 schools in some of the largest TV markets are leaving to move to the Big Ten. These schools include UCLA and USC. Not only that, but there are reports that other Pac-12 schools are considering leaving.
With USC and UCLA both leaving in the years to come, it is reported that the Pac-12 is looking to add SMU and San Diego State to help build up its numbers.
Currently, the Pac-12 Network is only streaming on Fubo TV, Vidgo, and Sling TV for cord cutters.