The agreement will begin with the 2009-10 academic year. Events and times will be announced as determined.
"Comcast works hard to offer our customers a channel line-up full of high quality programming," said John Ridall, president of the Comcast Southern Division. "With the addition of more live SEC events to CSS, our own regional sports channel here in the South, we are improving our sports product across the Southeast and offering our customers programming relevant to their lives and their interests. We are very excited about this improvement."
ESPN secured the rights of the Southeastern Conference content as part of a fifteen-year agreement with the conference reached in August 2008.
CSS is a 24-hour sports channel serving approximately 5.9 million cable subscribers across twelve southeastern states. Launched in 1999, the channel is a partnership between Comcast Corporation and Charter Communications. CSS carries a full slate of college sports programming including over 40 live football games, 110 college football replay games, more than 200 men's and women's live college basketball games and 50 live baseball games, as well as a comprehensive mix of sports news and in-depth sports analysis geared toward fans in the Southeast.
Phyllis Elliott CSS Sports