DIRECTV and ESPN have announced their agreement for DIRECTV to carry the new SEC Network beginning August 14.
"The SEC boasts powerhouse athletic programs, especially in football, representing deeply loyal communities, many of which do not have any professional teams," said Dan York, DIRECTV's Chief Content Officer according to a release. "The depth of SEC competition and the quality ESPN brings to game production and complementary programming makes SEC Network a valuable addition to our sports programming lineup, and we're excited to bring it into our customers' homes and on their devices."
The partnership now gives customers in the Midlands another option to choose from when looking to subscribe to the new network.
According to ESPN, the SEC Network will broadcast 45 football games, more than 100 men's basketball games, 60 women's basketball games, 75 baseball, other sporting events from the Southeastern Conference, and other studio shows and original content.
ESPN and the SEC reached a 20-year deal through 2034 to create and operate the network.
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