DIRECTV will carry SEC Network upon launch [Updated]

sec-network-schools-screenshot copyright ESPNDirecTV has announced carriage of the SEC Network when it launches on August 14, just in time for the start of the season games featuring Texas A&M vs. South Carolina and Temple vs. Vanderbilt on August 28. DirecTV is the latest TV provider to announce a deal with the ESPN-owned network, that plans to broadcast at least 45 SEC football games this coming season. Other sports programming on SEC includes 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, and 75 baseball games throughout the year.

“With opening day now firmly in sight, we are happy to count DIRECTV, the country’s largest satellite provider, among our many distributors for the SEC Network,” said EC Commissioner Mike Slive.

AT&T, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity, Cox, DISH, Google Fiber, and Time Warner Cable are among the television service providers who have already made deals with ESPN to carry the network. Verizon has yet to announce any plans to carry SEC when it launches this month.

SEC Network will broadcast in 720p( HD) and 480i (SD).

[Update: 8/7/2014] DirecTV announced SEC Network will be found on Channel 611.

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