Last week, the SEC Network added around 6 million customers when they finalized a deal with Cox Communications. Prior to that announcement, DISH and AT&T Uverse were the two biggest carriers that had signed on.
On Friday, the SEC Network landed their biggest carriage agreement — Comcast Cable. With that addition, the SEC Network will now be available to 46 million households when it launches on August 14, 2014.
“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.”
“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,” said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.
Comcast has 20 million subscribers nationwide, followed by DISH with 14 million, Cox Communications (6 million), and AT&T U-verse (5.7 million).
DirecTV and Time Warner are still in negotiations with the SEC, but reports indicate that an announcement could come soon. DirecTV has 20 million subscribers, while Time Warner has 11 million.
If the SEC Network is able to add DirecTV and Time Warner, they would have a staggering 76 million subscribers at launch.
To find out if your carrier will have the SEC Network, head over to the FAQ page at GetSECNetwork.com and click on “How can I get the SEC Network in time for the August 2014 launch?”