SEC Network signs deal with Comcast, DirecTV could happen soon
With under a month until the official launch of the SEC Network, Sports Business Daily reported today that the network struck a deal with Comcast, which will make it available in 46 million homes.
Sources: SEC Network signs a deal with Comcast, the country’s biggest distributor. Full story to be published in Sports Business Daily.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) July 18, 2014
Comcast joins Dish, Cox, and AT&T UVerse as providers that have agreed to carry the network, along with smaller providers like PTC Communications, LUS Fiber and Wilkes Telephone.
Just yesterday, Awful Announcing published a promotional flier that was sent around at Comcast touting the SEC Network release. According to the site, the memo sent out was in preparation of the official announcement, which happened today.
Fox Sports reported yesterday that a deal with DirecTV could also happen soon. Outkick the Coverage received an e-mail from DirecTV that said the company is “quite hopeful” and “expects to be able to provide the network soon”. This is massive news for SEC fans, as DirecTV alone has 75 million subscribers.
My cable provider hasn’t signed off on the SEC Network yet, but I still remain unworried even with less than a month to go.