ESPN, Cox Communications Reach SEC Network Carriage Deal
ESPN and Cox Communications today announced a carriage deal for the SEC Network, which is set to launch on Aug. 14. Cox subscribers also will have authenticated access to additional live events slated for the SEC Network's digital platform. Cox has subscribers in five states within the SEC footprint (ESPN). Adding Cox brings the network's total availability to "about 26 million homes." Other carriers include Dish Network, AT&T U-verse and Google Fiber (USATODAY.com, 7/9).