SEC launches syndicated SEC Network with ESPN

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Southeastern Conference football and basketball games not shown on ESPN networks will be available in more than 54 million homes on the SEC Network, the new name for the league's syndication deal with ESPN.

The package is part of the 15-year contract reached last year between the conference and ESPN.

The two announced Tuesday that the SEC Network will be available in at least 47 percent of the country. It will be broadcast in all the SEC states along with some markets in other parts of the U.S. on local stations or regional sports cable channels.

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