We’re not only a few months away from the start of the college football regular season, but we’re also just a few short months from the much-anticipated debut of the SEC Network, which we now know, via press release from ESPN, will be available on Google Fiber in time for the August debut.
ESPN and Google Fiber have reached an agreement for carriage of the SEC Network on Google Fiber when the multiplatform network launches on August 14, 2014. The channel will be available to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference in Kansas City (KS and MO) and Provo (UT) at launch. It will also be available in Austin (TX) when Google’s network is completed there. Google Fiber subscribers will also have authenticated access to additional live events scheduled for the SEC Network’s digital platform, with the ability to watch SEC Network content anytime, anywhere on their television, computer, tablet or mobile device.
This is another step in a great direction for the new service, although there is still the issue involving them and one of the country’s largest satellite television providers, DirecTV. With time running out, the two sides have yet to reach any sort of agreement despite the outrage from fans.