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Pac-12 set to pilot shorter football game length program

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference announced today further details on a test program to improve the viewing experience for fans in stadium and on-air by taking steps to shorten the Length of Football games.

Following an evaluation of broadcast viewership and attendance habits across the conference, the Pac-12, in consultation with its member coaches and administrators, decided to address the issue of game length via this pilot program.

The Pac-12 will collect feedback from fans and work with the league’s coaches, administrators, and broadcast partners to evaluate the pilot program after the 2017 season, at which time decisions will be made about changes to be implemented in the long term and/or brought to the national level for further discussion.

In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as traditionally under-served women’s and Olympic sports.

With headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA District, Pac-12 Networks draws on the creative, entrepreneurial and technological culture of the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley.


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