DirecTV, one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services, will carry the SEC Network.
The SEC released a statement through the SEC website:
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.
As cable and satellite subscribers know, the pace of network and programming negotiations is not dictated by customer angst. DirecTV subscribers can now relax.
However, while it was announced Charter will carry the SEC Network, details have not been finalized and Charter is not yet listed as a SEC Network carrier in the SEC Network Website. Apparently the dance of seduction continues.
The SEC Network launches August 14 and will provide historic television coverage of SEC sports, annually including about 100 men’s and 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games and 45 football games. Agreements are also in place with AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Cox, DISH, Google Fiber, DirecTV and almost 60 other providers to distribute the network. ESPN continues to negotiate with the other distributors for carriage of the SEC Network.
However, Charter customers may want to renew their card and letter campaign.