SEC_ESPN_Network_LogoBright House Networks customers smiled with a collective sigh Thursday when it was announced their carrier along with Time Warner Cable had reached an agreement to carry the SEC Network.

Bright House to carry SEC Network

Published 2:57pm Saturday, July 26, 2014

The SEC Network, which will launch Aug. 14, will be available to about 60 million households nationwide.

“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,” said Sean Breen, Disney and ESPN Media Networks senior vice president of affiliate sales.

Joe Durkin, senior director of corporate communications for Bright House, said customers who have a standard digit box and are receiving the digital package will receive the SEC Network “at no additional charge.”

“We are happy to get this deal done just in time before the launch of the network,” Durkin told the Herald on Thursday.

The first football game to be carried by the SEC Network will be Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. when South Carolina plays host to Texas A&M.

The SEC Network will air more than 1,000 live events in its first year, including at least 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, 50 softball games and events across all of the SEC’s 21 sports.

“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.”

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