Comcast Cable and ESPN have reached an agreement for carriage of the SEC Network, making it available to 46 million households nationwide at the beginning of this college football season.
We are extremely pleased to have reached this agreement with ESPN to deliver the SEC Network to Xfinity TV customers on multiple platforms," said Matt Strauss, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Services, Comcast Cable. "Whether in the home or on the go, Xfinity TV customers will be able to watch their favorite Southeastern Conference teams in more ways than ever before.
Here's a look at Xfinity TV's coverage in the United States, per CableTV.com.
Here's coverage map via https://www.mapbox.com/
Apparently, this deal has been in the works for some time now.
SEC wanted to announce in Hoover but wasn't done RT @Ourand_SBJ: Sources: @SECNetwork signs deal w/Comcast, country's biggest distributor— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 18, 2014
The addition of Comcast brings the total number of SEC Network carriers to five – including AT&T U-verse, Cox Communications, Dish Network, and Google Fiber – with DirecTV rumored to be on its way into the fold soon. The network will launch this August.