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ESPN and Charter sign deal to carry SEC Network


ESPN and Charter Communications reached an agreement to carry SEC Network that is set to launch on August 14, 2014 and will be accessible to 91 million users nationwide.espn-sec-network

Subscribers will be able to access live events on SEC’s online platforms like WatchESPN.com and SECNetwork.com. The events can also be viewed on TV, PC, tablets or on smartphones. The companies announced the agreement on Wednesday and the network will be available to all followers of Southeastern Conference in Charter markets. Recently, Comcast reached upon a deal to carry the network along joining Dish Network, Time Warner, Bright House Networks, DirecTV, AT&T  U-Verse and other providers.

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“We know that there are many fans and grads in our footprint who are ready to cheer on their team and we are glad that SEC Network will be available to them when it launches on August 14,” said Allan Singer, SVP of Programming at Charter communications.

Charter’s agreement will SEC Network will provide viewership to 90 million users including other leading distributors. Charter is a popular player in the State of Alabama, Montgomery and Birmingham markets. Birmingham has been a popular market for college football for over 13 years.

In the first year, SEC Network will air over 1000 live events including exclusive football games, men and women basketball games, baseball games and 21 other sports. The Network will showcase news, information, expert views, classic games, and in-depth analysis of highlights in college athletics. Charter subscribers will find SEC Network on the list of channels on Charter.com after the launch.

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