SEC, ESPN, DISH Reach Deal
ESPN and DISH have reached a deal to carry the SEC Network when it launches on August 14 of this year, the conference announced – making the satellite network the first nationwide provider of the latest college sports “multi-platform.”
“The deal is part of a larger comprehensive long-term distribution agreement announced by DISH and the Walt Disney Company,” the conference said in a statement.
And yes … that sound you hear is literally billions of dollars going into the pockets of everybody involved.
Well … with the exception of the athletes providing the content, obviously.
Anyway, each year during its 20-year agreement the SEC Network will broadcast 45 football games, 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, and 75 baseball games. It will also feature studio programs and a feature show hosted by sports reporter Paul Finebaum.