Comcast has teamed up with ESPN to launch three additional sports networks on its Xfinity X1 platform: ACC Network Extra, ESPN3, and SEC Network+. The expansion enables subscribers to stream these channels over the Internet, getting their fix of college football and other live sports events throughout the year.
Comcast revealed the expanded offerings in conjunction with ESPN today, explaining that Xfinity X1 customers now have access to more than 5,000 live sports events every year. The networks cover a variety of sports, including everything from college basketball and football to international soccer games.
Content from these three new networks will join existing sports content found in X1’s sports center. The system’s X1 voice remote supports the additional channels, enabling users to say things like “ESPN3” to retrieve the network and see what’s playing.
As well, users have the ability to search for specific sports teams — Comcast’s system pulls up a summary on the team and shows related data, such as their record and which games will be broadcast in the near future. As with other networks, users can get live updates and stats using Xfinity X1’s sports companion mobile app.
Talking about the expansion is Comcast’s Vito Forlenza:
ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and SEC Network + add a new dynamic to the already deep catalog of sports programming that’s currently available on X1. Combined with universal voice control and the X1 sports app, we are providing customers with the richest, most immersive sports viewing experience in the country.