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SEC Network adds another 1.4 million potential viewers to launch plans

Justin Connolly

The SEC Network has yet to sign a deal with DirecTV, which many are anticipating any day now, but the brand new network did announce plans to expand the potential viewership by another 1.4 million on Monday. The SEC Network will be carried by Suddenlink, with most viewers located in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia.

Demand for the SEC Network within the SEC’s foot print helped push the deal forward it seems, although some customers in the state of Texas may have also been requesting The Longhorn Network.

“A number of our customers have expressed interest in the SEC and Longhorn Networks…” said Kathy Payne, Suddenlink Senior Vice President and Chief Programming Officer in a released statement. “We’re very pleased we can provide those customers what they’ve said they want, and we’d like to [especially] thank the SEC and Longhorn fans who contacted us for their enthusiasm and patience, as we worked with [SEC Network parent company] Disney to complete this comprehensive, long-term agreement.”

Previous deals in place have set the SEC Network up for a solid launch on August 14. With the latest deal with Suddenlink confirmed, the sEC Network will launch to a potential reach of over 61 million customers.

Now, when will that DirecTV deal be reached?

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12 Responses to “SEC Network adds another 1.4 million potential viewers to launch plans”
  1. delashmit says: Aug 4, 2014 10:47 AM

    Is Verizon FIOS on the new ESPN SEC Network yet?

  2. ytrappin504 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:50 AM

    Never cuz both sides are bleeding what little money they can get. The standoff is real people lol.

    As for me, I’ll be enjoying this network on some random website that doesn’t take my money just to wave it in my face

  3. mrlaloosh says: Aug 4, 2014 11:16 AM

    Torrent viewing is best.

  4. delashmit says: Aug 4, 2014 11:36 AM

    What is Torrent?

  5. vanfrier says: Aug 4, 2014 1:19 PM

    Who wrote this. Direct-TV was one of the first signers and has been running ads all over their network. Comcast signed 10 days or so ago but no one knows if the SEC station will be standard in their basic package or an add on expense like HBO is.

  6. huck222 says: Aug 4, 2014 1:21 PM

    This “SEC” $hit is rediculues! ESPN has pumped up the conference like world beaters!!!! They vote them in the Championship games where they faired well in a one game playoff deal, but there were other deserving opponents that very well could’ve done the same thing…. ESPN & ABC is pushing a product to be sold! I hate the SEC and that slow down football for dummy’s! The Daddy “Nick Sabon” wants to slow the game down for them dumb White boys & Black boys he coach from the “Dirty South”! The HELL WITH THE SOUTH EASTERN CONFERENCE!!!!!

  7. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 4, 2014 2:13 PM

    huck222 the SEC Is the best conference. whats your problem?

  8. delashmit says: Aug 4, 2014 2:57 PM

    You are Racist huck222.

  9. floridacock says: Aug 4, 2014 4:09 PM

    FIOS? Better get it soon or I’m gone!

  10. doctorlb says: Aug 4, 2014 4:32 PM

    vanfrier –
    What planet are you on? DirecTV has NOT signed on, but better soon or 90% of their customers in the South will bail.
    huck –
    that is the dumbest rant I’ve seen in a long time. Slow? Never watched and Auburn game, have you?
    What – are you one of those B1G guys? Poor baby!

  11. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 4, 2014 8:35 PM

    love the SEC Network commercial on ESPN. good stuff

  12. huck222 says: Aug 5, 2014 5:32 AM


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