Disney, ESPN Media Networks and Comcast announced they will add ESPNU to its “Digital Classic” package and ESPN360.com to Comcast.net. ESPNU will launch in a majority of Comcast’s cable markets this coming football season. Southern markets will be able to get ESPNU’s Saturday game-of-the-week Southeastern Conference (SEC) package.
The agreement will give ESPNU more than 46 million subscribers nationwide. ESPN360.com will be available to approximately 41 million homes.
ESPNU provides college sports fans with over 550 live events annually and televises some of the top Division I conferences in the nation, including: the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, MAC, SEC, Sun Belt and WAC.
The network also has a wide-ranging, long-term agreement with the NCAA that includes extensive coverage of 22 NCAA Championships, including sports from each of the three collegiate seasons.
ESPN360.com is ESPN’s 24/7 broadband sports network which offers over 3,500 live, global sports events annually. The service is available at no additional charge through Comcast.net for Comcast High-Speed Internet customers.