Deal allows Pac-12 to stream men's basketball games in China
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Pac-12 will stream 27 men's basketball games in China this season.
The deal with the Pac-12 Networks and LeTV will allow users to live stream Pac-12 games, including all of the Pac-12 Tournament, through computers, tablets, mobile devices and LeTV's Super TV devices.
The Pac-12 launched a globalization initiative in 2011 and has sent a variety of teams to play exhibitions in China. In November, Washington and Texas will become the first major U.S. sports teams - college or professional - to play a regular-season game in China.
LeTV is a leading provider of cross-platform Internet video service in China, streaming more than 100,000 television episodes and 5,000 movies. It has sports partnerships with FIFA, PGA, NBA, NFL and MLB.