Rest easy, SEC fans.
The Comcast-SEC Network deal has been officially announced: http://t.co/l8weRyuZUP
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) July 18, 2014
ESPN and Comcast have finally reached an agreement to broadcast the SEC Network, which will roll out to fans across the country with the channel’s launch on August 14. With the addition of Comcast, the SEC Network will now be available to 46 million households nationwide. Comcast is the largest cable provider in the country, and for fans who are constantly on the go, options like “WatchESPN” and “XFinity TV Go” will make it easy to catch all the SEC action on wireless devices, tablets, and laptops.
According to its press release, the SEC Network and accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7, including more than 1,000 events in its first year. The network will, in total, televise 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and a myriad of events from across the conference’s 21 sports.
And with the deal between the SEC and ESPN lasting for a whopping 20 years, this is music to the ears of all fans – regardless of team preferences or loyalties – who had been waiting for this very large chip to fall.
[H/T to John Ourand for the story]