Southern Conference TV/Digital Distribution
In 2012-13, Southern Conference sports fans will have more digital content available to them than ever before.
The conference has entered into an arrangement with ESPN to have approximately 50 events produced for ESPN3.com, the network's increasingly popular broadband channel. ESPN3.com is available in more than 70 million households on computers, tablets and smart phones. It is also delivered to television monitors via Xbox 360 gaming consoles in more than 25 million households.
The league's televised football and basketball packages will be available on ESPN3.com on a live basis. In addition, the SoCon will be producing 40 events exclusively for ESPN3.com. These events will include football, regular-season and tournament men's basketball action, weekly regular-season women's basketball, and conference championship contests in men's soccer, volleyball, women's soccer, softball and baseball.
"The agreement with ESPN marks a significant step for the Southern Conference," said Commissioner John Iamarino. "We have never had as many events available to as wide an audience. With the access and availability of digital content on computers, gaming consoles, tablets and smart phones, more SoCon fans than ever before will be able to watch our events."
Tournament competition in all team sports, combined with highlight features for select individual sports, will again be available on the SoCon TV section of the conference's website. The content will be delivered free to the user.
"As a service to our fans, we have increased the amount of content, increased the variety of ways you can watch the SoCon, and removed all fees," said Iamarino.
The conference's marketing/media partner is Atlanta-based Career Sports & Entertainment (CSE).