The Southern Conference announced it reached an agreement to provide a minimum of 40 events to ESPN3 for the the next three years. The new agreement updates the current ESPN agreement.
"ESPN3 is a big part of our strategy to provide SoCon events to as wide an audience as possible, in whatever platform the consumer wishes," said Commissioner John Iamarino. "Viewers will be able to watch these games on smart phones, tablets, computers and through Xbox LIVE. And we'll have a section on the website designed to assist fans in making the right software connections."
"This extension with the Southern Conference strengthens ESPN3's commitment to serving fans with more live college sports events that may otherwise not have been seen on television," said Damon Phillips, Vice President, ESPN3.com. "The multi-screen sports network continues to prove itself as a leading destination and key distribution outlet for exclusive events, and we look forward to delivering them across all platforms whenever and wherever fans are."
Every game of the men's basketball tournament will be available through ESPN3, and the championship game will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2.