North Haven, CT- The Big Sky Conference and its national television partner ELEVEN SPORTS have announced the 2018 television slate for the upcoming football season. All 13 league football teams will appear on ELEVEN SPORTS this fall. ELEVEN will broadcast one game a week over a 10-week span, as well as one men’s basketball game of the week throughout the season. The first ELEVEN SPORTS Game of the Week will be on September 15, when Northern Colorado hosts Sacramento State in Greeley.
“We’re very pleased to continue our partnership with ELEVEN SPORTS,” said Big Sky Conference Commissioner, Andrea Williams. “Collaborating with ELEVEN SPORTS gives our conference, institutions and fans, a platform to watch Big Sky events throughout the year. Our partnership helps increase the Big Sky’s national coverage for football and basketball, in addition to volleyball, soccer and softball gaining television exposure.”
“We are thrilled to welcome back the Big Sky Conference to ELEVEN SPORTS this fall,” said Anthony Bailey, SVP Managing Director for ELEVEN SPORTS in the U.S. “Collegiate sports have proven to be popular among fans and continuing our partnership with the Big Sky Conferences offers us the opportunity to provide a variety of college sports to fans everywhere. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with the Big Sky Conference by delivering a game of the week starting this football season.”
ELEVEN SPORTS will broadcast for the second-straight year, the quarterfinals and semifinals of the men’s basketball championship as well as the women’s basketball semifinals and championship game. The conference’s women’s soccer, volleyball and softball semifinals and championship games will also be televised on ELEVEN SPORTS.
All ELEVEN SPORTS productions of the Big Sky Conference will also be available on WatchBigSky.com and Pluto TV. ELEVEN SPORTS is available on DIRECTV channel 623, Verizon Fios channel 597 and AT&T U-verse channel 1665. Select Big Sky Conference games can also be found streaming on ELEVEN’s digital channel ELEVEN SPORTS NEXT on Twitch.tv. In addition, ELEVEN can be found on various other cable and OTT providers.
2018 Big Sky Football Eleven Sports Television Schedule
Sept. 15 – Sacramento State at Northern Colorado (non-conference)
Sept. 22 – Idaho at UC Davis
Sept. 29 – Montana at Cal Poly
Oct. 6 – Weber State at Northern Arizona
Oct. 13 – Eastern Washington at Weber State
Oct. 20 – Northern Arizona at Northern Colorado
Oct. 27 – Montana State at Idaho State
Nov. 3 – Idaho State at Portland State
Nov. 10 – Weber State at Southern Utah
Nov. 17 – Sacramento State at UC Davis
About ELEVEN SPORTS:
ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment to dedicated fans everywhere. Expanding globally, and with a deep understanding of the local fan, ELEVEN is challenging how live sport is packaged and delivered.
ELEVEN SPORTS delivers more than 30,000 LIVE hours of top class sporting action per year to over 17 million paying customers worldwide in Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. ELEVEN has recently made its first moves in the UK, Ireland and Portugal which are set to become the platform’s eighth, ninth and tenth markets with launches ahead of the 2018/19 domestic football season.
ELEVEN’s platform agnostic approach ensures that fans are engaged at all times, wherever they are; on-air, online including social media. ELEVEN’s OTT platform is at the core of its long-term strategy, offering fans a flexible viewing experience across all digital devices. ELEVEN delivers live coverage of premium sports in local languages, supplemented with news, comprehensive pitch-side and in-studio analysis, digital content and local programming. ELEVEN’s services are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD or 4K and locally produced to the highest international production standards.
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About the Big Sky
The Big Sky Conference is a NCAA Division I conference, spread across the western United States. The venerable Division I Big Sky Conference has nearly 4,500 student-athletes, from 15 different institutions, competing in 16 sports (seven men’s, nine women’s). The Big Sky Conference was founded on Feb 25, 1963, as the name “Big Sky” was adopted by the six presidents of the charter members as the name of the new conference. Four of the current league members – Idaho State University, The University of Montana, Montana State University and Weber State University – have been with the league since its inception.