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TuneIn and IMG College Collaborate for Free College Football Offering

Sep 06, 2013

IMG College, which operates the nation’s largest independent sports radio network, today announced a collaboration with TuneIn, the world’s leading service for listening to live, online radio. TuneIn will provide free access to hundreds of college football games including those produced and distributed on the IMG Audio network for each of IMG College’s Pac-12 partner universities: Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, UCLA, Washington, and Washington State.
 
“TuneIn connects people with the places and things that mean the most to them,” said TuneIn CEO John Donham. “By giving college football fans a way to listen to hundreds of live games, TuneIn is bringing the passion of live sporting events to the world in a way that has not been done before.”
 
With college football’s surging popularity, there is a large population of displaced sports fans who cannot easily access live content. The live games can be accessed for free through TuneIn on more than 200 platforms, including smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles, across more than 230 countries and territories. The game broadcasts are available via the universities’ official athletics web sites, TuneIn.com, and the TuneIn Radio app.
 
“Until now, it has been difficult for fans to catch a free, live game outside of the school’s network area,” said Chad Cleveland, Assistant Vice President, Digital Content and Strategic Partnerships, IMG College.  “This collaborative effort among our partner schools and TuneIn is a great compliment to our terrestrial radio affiliates in bringing fans free audio broadcasts on a variety of platforms. Fans can enjoy their favorite team’s home radio call from anywhere in the world – on their computer, in the car, or on their smart phone.”
 
The addition of college football, bolsters the already extensive list of live international events on TuneIn, which today includes a mix of live sports, music festivals, speaking events, concerts and more.
 
Fans can simply search “college football” on the free TuneIn Radio app, visit TuneIn.com/collegefootball or visit each university’s Official Athletic website to hear live games, and team-related programming and updates. Fans using the free TuneIn Radio app on iPhone, iPad or Android devices can add upcoming live games to a digital calendar.
 
 
About TuneIn
TuneIn is the world’s most popular service for listening to live, online radio. Each month, over 40 million people use TuneIn to listen to music, sports, news and talk, across more than 70,000 AM, FM and Internet radio stations. TuneIn is free, and available on more than 200 platforms to listeners in 230 countries and territories. Existing investors include Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, and General Catalyst Partners. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
 
About IMG College/IMG Audio
 
IMG College is the nation’s leading collegiate multimedia, marketing and licensing/brand management company, representing more than 200 of the nation’s top collegiate properties, including the NCAA and its 89 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences and many of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. With audio operations headquartered in Winston Salem, N.C., IMG College produces nearly 35,000 hours of radio programming on the largest independent sports radio network in the country serving 2,200 affiliates.  Additionally, IMG College manages nearly 5,000 hours of local television programming, and is the leading publisher of college sports publications and the largest manager of university athletic websites. IMG College is a division of IMG Worldwide, a global sports, fashion and media business. For more information, please visit www.imgcollege.com