ESPN Regional Television, the syndication home for the SEC Network, has reached a new multi-year deal with Bahakel Communications’ WOLO-TV (ABC) Columbia, SC to become the new television home of South Eastern Conference football and basketball games in the market beginning in September 2011.
With the agreement, the parties said, every South Carolina Gamecocks men’s and women’s basketball game will now be fully distributed in Columbia, SC.
The SEC Network was previously on Raycom’s WIS-TV in the market.
WOLO will televise the first of 13 weekly SEC Network football games beginning Saturday, September 3rd. The station also will increase basketball coverage, televising all 18 Saturday men’s basketball games and eight SEC men’s tournament games on WOLO-TV, channel 25. In addition, every South Carolina men’s Wednesday night game will also be widely available on WKTC-TV, the market’s MyNetworkTV outlet.