SEC Network available to Fioptics customers starting Aug. 14
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 13, 2014--
Just in time for this season’s college football kickoff, Cincinnati Bell
has added ESPN’s new SEC Network to its Fioptics lineup. Cincinnati Bell
Fioptics customers will have access to the new network on Aug. 14 when
The SEC Network will broadcast 45 exclusive SEC football games this
season. During its first year on-air, the collegiate network will also
air 75 baseball games, 100 men’s basketball and 60 women’s basketball
“We are happy to enter into a new agreement with ESPN and offer the SEC
Network to our Fioptics customers,” said Michael Morrison, director of
video & entertainment product development. “There’s no better way to
watch sports than with the razor-sharp picture quality of our Fioptics
The Southeastern Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that is
home to some of the nation’s most storied athletic programs including
the University of Kentucky and the University of Tennessee.
As part of a larger deal with ESPN that includes the SEC Network and all
the current ESPN and Disney channels, Fioptics customers will also enjoy
access to Fusion -- a lifestyle channel targeted towards millennials --
beginning Sept. 30. In addition, TV Everywhere apps like Watch ESPN,
Watch Disney and Watch ABC, will be available to Fioptics customers
before the end of 2014.
Starting Aug. 14, Cincinnati Bell customers can find the SEC Network on
channels 204 (SD) and 604 (HD), with the Fioptics Elite package. Channel
205 (SD) will serve as an overflow channel for additional SEC games.
Fusion will be available on channels 250 (SD) and 650 (HD) beginning
About Cincinnati Bell
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio,
Cincinnati Bell, Inc. (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications
solutions, including local and long distance voice, data, high-speed
Internet, entertainment, and wireless services that keep residential and
business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each
other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across the
United States rely on Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office
communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. Cincinnati Bell is
the majority owner of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), which provides
best-in-class data center colocation services to enterprise customers
through its facilities with fully redundant power and cooling solutions
that are currently located in the Midwest, Texas, Arizona, London, and
Singapore. For more information, please visit cincinnatibell.com.
About SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have
signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a
multiplatform network which will launch August 14, 2014. The new network
and its accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7
including more than 1,000 events in its first year. The network will
televise 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men's basketball games, 60
women's basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the
SEC's 21 sports annually. Programming will also include in-depth
commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information
original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more.
Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered
exclusively on the digital platform.
Source: Cincinnati Bell, Inc.
Cincinnati Bell, Inc.
Steve Boehmker, 513-397-4771