Comcast Adding SEC Network In August

ESPN announced Friday that Comcast Cable has agreed to distribute the SEC Network, which carries Southeastern Conference sporting events.

Comcast customers will get access to the live content on the SEC Network's and Comcast's digital platforms beginning Aug. 14, in time for the fall college football season.

"The SEC Network and its accompanying digital offering will air more than 1,000 live events in its first year, including at least 45 exclusive SEC football games, more than 100 men's basketball games, 60 women's basketball games, 75 baseball games, 50 softball games and events across all of the SEC's 21 sports." ESPN said in its announcement.

"Comcast is the largest cable TV distributor in the nation," said ESPN spokesperson Kristie Chong Adler. "The importance of this agreement is that this provider is in all 11 [SEC] states. So with the addition of Comcast Cable, the SEC network is going to expand to 46 million households nationwide."

—Miranda Zhang

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