The SEC Network is coming to Bright House, just in time for football season
By Peter Covino
If you like SEC football and are a Bright House Networks cable customer, there is some good news this morning.
The new sports network, which comes on line Aug. 14, has reached an agreement with Bright House/Time Warner Cable to air programming from the historic athletic conference.
The SEC Network is the new national network from ESPN and the Southeastern Conference, and will air 45 football games, 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games and more during the coming year.
The 24-hour network will feature coverage of all 21 SEC sports.
The SEC Network is available to all customers who have Bright House Networks standard TV service and above, along with a digital box. And, even better, you can watch hundreds of live events on-the-go on your phone or table via the digital platform SEC Network application.
The SEC Network football coverage will debut with Texas A&M vs. South Carolina, on August 28 at 6 p.m.
The SEC Network will be available to approximately 60 million households nationwide via the just announced Bright House Networks/Time Warner agreement, was well as AT&T U-verse, Dish Network, Xfinity and Cox Cable.
“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 in a press release. “This deal will help ensure that fans and alumni of SEC universities won’t miss any important games.”
Added Sean Breen, Disney and ESPN Media Networks senior vice president, affiliate sales, “By delivering the SEC Network across Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks’ nationwide footprint, including key markets within SEC territory, we are meeting the demands of fans while also adding value to customers’ video subscriptions in advance of the network’s launch next month.”
Plus, Bright House Customers on the go will be able to enjoy all the action anytime, anywhere on most mobile devices and smartphones too. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively on the digital platform for SEC Network.
The network will also broadcast classic games, live events and original studio programming such as the ESPN-produced “Storied” documentary series on SEC schools.
“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.”
“Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers reside in some of the most intense fan areas of the Southeastern Conference,” added Justin Connolly, ESPN senior vice president, college networks. “We look forward to providing an array of outstanding SEC programming to Time Warner Cable customers across the country when the SEC Network debuts on August 14.”
Time Warner Cable TV customers can find the SEC Network on their channel lineup upon its launch by visiting www.twc.com; Bright House Networks customers can go to www.brighthouse.com.
For the complete football schedule, go to http://secsports.go.com/watch.