SEC Network available on Cox Communications Network

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - According to the Southeastern Conference, ESPN and Cox Communications have reached an agreement to carry the SEC Network on Cox beginning August 14, 2014.

The channel will be available to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference in all Cox markets. Cox subscribers will also have authenticated access to additional live events scheduled for the SEC Network's digital platform, with the ability to watch SEC Network content anytime, anywhere on their television, computer, tablet or mobile device.

"Cox is home to some of the biggest fans with five SEC schools in our markets," said Jill Campbell, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Cox Communications. "This is great news for alumni and fans across our footprint who will enjoy all the action and rivalries that have become synonymous with SEC sports."

The SEC Network and its accompanying digital platform will air more than 1,000 live events in its first year, including at least 45 exclusive SEC football games, more than 100 men's basketball games, 60 women's basketball games, 75 baseball games, 50 softball games and events across all of the SEC's 21-sports. The network will be an all-access pass to nationally competitive events, news and information, expert analysis, classic games and in-depth features on the most storied conference in college athletics.

The SEC Network will be a part of the Cox Digital Essential Tier. It's one of the more popular digital tiers- just above the basic one.

It will not increase the cost of the tier- which is currently at $69.99. The SEC Network will also be available on the Watch ESPN app.

The channel number has not been announced at this time.

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