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Report: SEC Network nears deal with Comcast

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You might want to hold out for a couple of weeks if you’re a Comcast subscriber who’s worried that you won’t have the SEC Network.

The SEC Network, which debuts Aug. 14, and Comcast, the nation’s largest cable provider, are “working out final details,” Comcast spokesperson John Demming told FoxSports.com. “We expect to come to an agreement in the near future.”

Comcast is a major provider metro Atlanta and Georgia, so it’s addition will be huge for SEC fans statewide.

Dish Network, AT&T Uverse and Google Fiber have agreed to carry the SEC Network, and adding Comcast, would put the SEC Network in about 50 million households.

Every SEC football team will air on the network within the first month of season. The network will debut is live football coverage with two games on Aug. 28: Temple at Vanderbilt and Texas A&M at South Carolina.

In other SEC Network news, ESPN and anchor Dari Nowkhah have reached a multi-year dealto host the SEC Network and “SEC Now,” its nightly news and information show.

“The best thing about college sports is the passion of the fans, and top to bottom, there is no conference that matches the SEC in that category,” Nowkhah said in a statement on ESPN’s website. “To be a part of the SEC Network and continue my role with ESPN Radio is the perfect situation for me.”

“SEC Now” will be televised at 6 p.m. weeknights, beginning Aug. 14.

 

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