TuneIn’s College Sports Now channel and ESPNU on SiriusXM to Broadcast Season-Long CFB Programming Produced by Learfield IMG College
PLANO, Texas – Passionate college football fans waiting months for their favorite sport to resume now have access to a full slate of games as well as the recognized College Football Blitz and College Football Rewind shows on TuneIn and SiriusXM.
As this week marks the official kickoff to the 2019 college football season, College Football Blitz and College Football Rewind also return to regular rotation. Easily accessible to all fans, both shows are produced by Learfield IMG College and feature live cut-ins and game highlights from the national portfolio of colleges and universities it represents as athletics multimedia rightsholder.
Beginning August 31 and every Saturday during the regular season, fans can hear College Football Blitz from noon – midnight ET. The show will be simulcast on the dedicated “College Sports Now” channel on TuneIn and ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM Channel 84 starting at noon. Hosted by Stephen Hartzell, College Football Blitz features live cut-ins to games being played around the country as heard by teams’ dedicated hometown play-by-play broadcasters.
On Sunday mornings during season, fans can hear College Football Rewind from 8-11 a.m. ET. Hosted by Kyle Tait, the one-hour highlights-driven show airs back-to-back on the “College Sports Now” channel on TuneIn and features a recap of key moments from recent games as heard by teams’ local, hometown radio broadcasters. College Football Rewind also is syndicated on radio stations across the country. Fan can search “College Sports Now” to hear the show podcast on TuneIn or find it on Apple Podcasts.
“College football fans are incredibly loyal to their favorite team and to the sport overall,” said Learfield IMG College Senior Vice President-Broadcast Operations Chris Ferris. “It’s no secret they have an appetite for all things college football as soon as the season kicks off, and we know ‘College Football Blitz’ and ‘College Football Rewind’ are two ways we can deliver more content for both the casual and the die-hard fan.”
Ferris added, “Both shows feature our local radio announcers and talent we hire for the schools we’re fortunate to represent, so fans know those voices well. We often consider ‘College Football Blitz’ the radio equivalent for college football what the ‘RedZone’ channel is for NFL games, while ‘College Football Rewind’ is something we provide to our station affiliates across the country but also make available to fans on TuneIn.”
Fans looking for more college football game highlights and related content throughout the week can follow the Learfield IMG College Audio Twitter handle (@IMGAudio) and College Sports Now handle (@CSNowTweets).
About Learfield IMG College
Learfield IMG College unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform. The company’s extensive commerce, experiential and media solutions create ultimate opportunities for fan engagement. The Learfield IMG College suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, broadcasting, digital and social media; ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.