March 11, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs players celebrate after head coach Kelly Graves (far right) receives the championship trophy after the game against the San Diego Toreros in the finals of the West Coast Conference tournament at Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Today Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich and the West Coast Conference announced the release of TheW.tv, the WCC’s television network. TheW.tv was in beta last year, but now the network is officially live. Commission Zaninovich had some great comments on the Conference’s multi-access television station; “We are therrilled to bring our fans more live and on-demand content than ever before from every West Coast Conference sport through virtually every platform… Whether you’re near your television, computer, mobile device, or tablet – live or on-demand, West Coast Conference action is never more than a click away. With TheW.tv, we are striving to bring the games and highlights to our fans – wherever they might be.” WCC fans have to love the ring of that.
Now fans will be able to watch live games and regular studio programs on the TheW.tv’s linear television or online channel. The network adopted the tagline “All the action. Anytime. Anywhere.” There will also be a plethora of live content available for viewers to enjoy.
WCC Men’s basketball games will continue to be televised by the conference regional television partner, reaching nearly 20 million homes for out-of-market viewers. TheW.tv will also broadcast 58 live games. Long story short, WCC sports will receive a lot more national exposure.
This is a great development for the WCC. Plain and simple. The conference is starting to become more and more of a power conference every year, and this situation will just expedite that process. Not only is the WCC getting more televised games on ESPN, they are launching their own television network. A round of applause for Commissioner Zaninovich, as well as the others that made it happen. You all are fantastic.