According to the Birmingham Business Journal, the new SEC Network appears to be nearing a deal with Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company.
According to Fox Sports, a spokesman for Comcast said the two sides are working out the final details of the deal and expect to reach an agreement in the near future.
The network launches in August. It has reached a carriage deal with AT&T U-Verse and DISH Network, but not with Directv or Charter, which is one of Birmingham’s largest carriers.
The head of the SEC Network recently spoke in Birmingham and said it isalarming some national carriers haven’t signed up to carry the network, but noted that deals are often reached closer to the launch date.