DIRECTV to Provide SEC Network at Launch

By Kevin Kelley -
SEC Network - DIRECTV

College football fans that have DIRECTV can now rejoice like most others! ESPN and DIRECTV announced today night that they have reached an agreement for DIRECTV to carry the SEC Network at launch.

The SEC Network is set for launch on August 14, 2014. At press time, DIRECTV did not release any information as to what package the SEC Network will be included in.

In its first year, the SEC Network will air over 1,000 live events, including at least 45 exclusive SEC football games, 100+ men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, 50 softball games, and much more.

“The SEC boasts powerhouse athletic programs, especially in football, representing deeply loyal communities, many of which do not have any professional teams,” said Dan York, DIRECTV’s Chief Content Officer. “The depth of SEC competition and the quality ESPN brings to game production and complementary programming makes SEC Network a valuable addition to our sports programming lineup, and we’re excited to bring it into our customers’ homes and on their devices.”

“Our agreement with DIRECTV continues to push the SEC Network towards one of the most successful network launches when it debuts on August 14,” said Sean Breen, Disney and ESPN Media Networks Senior Vice President, Affiliate Sales. “We’re proud to deliver the SEC Network nationwide via DIRECTV in advance of the Texas A&M and South Carolina game later this month.”

With the addition of DIRECTV as a carrier, the SEC Network will launch in an estimated 87 million homes (SEC Network carriers).

If your provider hasn’t agreed to carry the SEC Network yet, you can head over to GetSECNetwork.com to encourage them.

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8 Comments to DIRECTV to Provide SEC Network at Launch

  1. Matt said....

    Any word about the Long Horn Network being included in the deal?

    August 4, 2014 at 7:06 pm
  2. Riky W said....

    No Pac-12 Network, No DirecTV.

    August 4, 2014 at 11:16 pm
  3. jim said....

    Now get agreement with pac12

    August 5, 2014 at 12:12 am
  4. GO GAMECOCKS! said....

    ABOUT FRIGGIN TIME!!!

    August 5, 2014 at 9:00 am
  5. GARY MAYO said....

    GET THE PAC. 12 NETWORK—– WE LIVE IN THE WEST——WE WONT TO WATCH FOOTBALL THAT IS PLAYED WHERE WE LIVE!!!

    August 5, 2014 at 4:26 pm
  6. E.- Jones said....

    If you live in the west, talk to the pac-12 or move on down to bama

    August 5, 2014 at 8:50 pm
  7. Yendor said....

    Nobody cares about the Longhorn Network. That was a total bust for ESPN.

    August 12, 2014 at 6:54 am

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