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Comcast Cable reaches deal to air SEC Network

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Good news for fans of the Gators and the Southeastern Conference. The new SEC Network will be carried by Comcast Cable, it was announced Friday.

“We are extremely pleased to have reached this agreement with ESPN to deliver the SEC Network to Xfinity TV customers on multiple platforms,” Matt Strauss, Senior Vice President of Comcast Cable, said in a news release.  “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.”

The SEC Network, which launches Aug. 14, will offer more than 1,000 live events in its first year, including 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.

According to the news release, Comcast subscribers will also have access to the SEC Network via the Xfinity TV Go app and website, WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com – with the ability to watch SEC Network live and on-demand content anytime, anywhere on their television, computer, tablet or mobile device,

With the addition of Comcast, the SEC Network will be available to 46 million households nationwide. Others who have signed to carry the SEC Network are AT&T U-vese, Cox Cable, Dish Network and Google Fiber.

There currently is no agreement with Central Florida’s largest cable company, Bright House Networks.

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said in the news release, “With more than three weeks still to go before launch, we are pleased to add Comcast, the largest cable television distributor in the country, to the growing list of providers that will bring the SEC Network to millions of fans nationwide.”

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