SBC Office Announces Expanded Coverage Of Live Events Via ESPN3

July 18, 2014 · By · Filed Under News, Sun Belt Conference 

SunBeltSecondaryLogo_2013The Sun Belt Conference office announced a content expansion in their agreement with ESPN that will result in exclusive distribution of up to an additional 50 Sun Belt events on ESPN3.

The expansion will begin this fall with a number of SBC football games will exclusively produced and distributed on ESPN3. But it will not be limited to football, other fall sports such as Women’s Soccer, Men’s Soccer and Volleyball championships will be aired on the network.

Additionally a number of men’s and women’s baskeball regular-season games will be available along with every game of the 2015 Sun Belt Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.

In the spring, Baseball will be featured heavily with regular-season games several games from the 2015 Softball Championship will all be carried on ESPN3.

“One of the more unique aspects of this alliance is that the Sun Belt is going to work with ESPN to make sure our institutions are capable of producing their own content that meets ESPN3’s production standards,” Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson said. “This has the potential to make a tremendous impact on the total number of Sun Belt contests – in all sports – that will be available on ESPN3.”

This will help Sun Belt member schools to be able to deliver high quality productions that can be featured on ESPN3 throughout the year.

ESPN3 is an online streaming service provided by ESPN Inc. It delivers both live streams and replays of global sports events to fans. The network is available to individuals who receive high-speed internet connection or cable TV subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is also available to approximately 21 Million U.S. college students and military personnel.

The network can be accessed online by, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN App and streamed to users televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, XBox 360 and XBox One. The network is currently available to more than 92 million homes.

“ESPN3 and WatchESPN have revolutionized how viewers consume sports – we are excited to be part of that and eager to display the Sun Belt to the 92 million homes that ESPN3 reaches,” Benson said.


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