Comcast and ESPN have announced the launch of ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and SEC Network + on Xfinity X1, giving sports fans in the US the ability to stream over the Internet, directly on their television, expansive coverage of college football with over 150 live games, and more than 5,000 live events annually, including international soccer, Grand Slam tennis matches, college basketball, other collegiate athletics and more.
“Simplicity continues to be essential in today’s dynamic media landscape,” said Sean Breen, Senior Vice President, Affiliate Sales, Disney and ESPN Media Networks. “We’re fortunate to have relationships with Comcast to seamlessly serve customers and sports fans on a platform that delivers the best of both traditional and digital video viewing experiences, and the addition of ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and SEC Network + are perfect examples of that.”
“From football and soccer to volleyball and field hockey, this launch gives college sports fans incredible access to live events from schools including Florida State, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh in the ACC, Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M in the SEC, and dozens more from across the entire country on ESPN3,” said Vito Forlenza, Executive Director, TV Everywhere Content and Product Strategy at Comcast Cable. “ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and SEC Network + add a new dynamic to the already deep catalogue of sports programming that’s currently available on X1. Combined with universal voice control and the X1 sports app, we are providing customers with the richest, most immersive sports viewing experience in the country.”