With just six weeks remaining until its highly anticipated launch, the SEC Network seems to be gaining some steam when it comes to landing on a serious number of cable boxed. The network and Comcast, the largest cable company in the U.S., are reportedly close to finalizing a deal that will get SEC fans their channel before the season kicks off. Fox Sports' Clay Travis has more:
The SEC Network will launch on August 14th, exactly six weeks from today and according to Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, will be carrying the network. Comcast spokesperson John Demming told Outkick that the two sides are "working out final details." He also told Outkick, "We expect to come to an agreement in the near future."
While it seemed a bit touch-and-go as to whether the SEC Network and the cable companies would work something out by late August, it was hard to imagine that SEC fans would fail to get what they wanted in the end.