Pac-12 to sign multiyear contract with Fox Sports Australia

Shortly after Cal and Hawaii kicked off the 2016 college football season in Sydney, Australia, the Pac-12 announced it has agreed to a multiyear partnership with Fox Sports Australia to televise football and men's basketball games.

The Australian television network will show 13 football games and 21 basketball games annually, utilizing a Game of the Week format.

"We are excited to bring the best of Pac-12 football and basketball to the sports fans in Australia," Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement. "As our universities continue to operate in an ever-changing globalized world, we see great value in distributing our content globally as a way to showcase our academic and athletic excellence."

The Pac-12 Networks will produce the coverage, and Fox Sports Australia will also carry episodes of the conference network's show "The Drive," which is similar to HBO's Hard Knocks. According to the release, the Pac-12 Networks distribute content to more than 200 countries via YouTube, EverSport and LeSports in China.

As has been the case since its launch in 2012, the Pac-12 Networks remain unavailable on DirecTV.