The SEC Network was already set to have a pretty impressive launch, but it appears the brand new network could be lining up quite the grand debut. According to two different reports from outlets known for covering the media landscape, the SEC Network could be close to announcing deals to be carried by Comcast and DirecTV.
First there is a report from Awful Announcing sharing a promotional flier reportedly sent by Comcast that teases the upcoming launch of the SEC’s brand new network. The SEC Network recently announced a deal with COX Communications. Getting the SEC Network on the nation’s leading cable provider is a big enough victory for a new network, but it appears to get better.
As stated in a separate report by Outkick the Coverage, a deal with DirecTV could be near as well. This really comes as good news for DirecTV subscribers in the SEC’s footprint because for the longest time it appeared the two sides could be far part from working out a deal. The SEC Network’s recent addition of DISH to the launch line-up started getting a number of DirecTV subscribers ready to make a significant jump. That may no longer need to be the case, which is surely good news for DirecTV of course. DirecTV carries the Big Ten Network but not the Pac-12 Network (yet, at least).
The reported deals have yet to be formally announced of course, but with a little under a month until the SEC Network officially goes live on the air it may not be much longer before these deals are signed off on and made available to customers.