The Southern Conference inks extension with ESPN, ESPN+

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Southern Conference announced Tuesday, it signed a six-year deal with ESPN and ESPN+ through the 2025-26 academic year.

As part of the new deal, an uptick of SoCon men’s regular-season basketball games will air on an ESPN network each year, in addition to an expanded men’s basketball tournament broadcast that will consist of both the semifinals and championship game.

Football games will also be streamed on either ESPN+ or ESPN 3.

According to the press release, an estimated 4,200 SoCon events will be available on ESPN Digital platforms.

The Southern Conference has worked with ESPN for nearly 20 years.

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