The SEC Network received another huge distribution coup on Thursday as they have reached an agreement with Time Warner, just a few weeks before the network is set to launch on August 14.
Time Warner Cable & Bright House Networks reach agreement to carry @SECNetwork
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 24, 2014
With that launch date inching even closer now, the only major provider to not have a deal in place with what should be the most popular college sports channel on television is DirecTV. Although, with Time Warner jumping on board just about a week after Comcast Xfinity did, the heat is on more than ever now.
In a joint statement that was released just a short time ago, Time Warner Senior Vice President of Content Acquisition, Andrew Rosenberg, noted how pleased they are to be able to provide the channel for their customers.
“We know we have customers who want the SEC-ESPN Network, and are pleased to bring it to them,” said Andrew Rosenberg, Senior Vice President of Content Acquisition for Time Warner Cable. “This deal will help ensure that fans and alumni of SEC universities won’t miss any important games.”
Also, as expected, SEC commissioner Mike Slive expressed his pleasure in landing yet another provider.
“It is great to have Time Warner Cable as a distribution partner for the SEC Network,” said Mike Slive, Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. “Time Warner Cable customers, particularly those in South Carolina and Texas, will have the opportunity to enjoy our football season opener exclusively on the SEC Network when Texas A&M visits South Carolina on August 28.”
Now, the ball is in DirecTV’s court.