LAROSE, LA – Vision Communications and ESPN have reached an agreement for carriage of the SEC Network when the highly-anticipated network launches on August 14, 2014. The network will be available to Vision’s TV customers as part of its SuperBasic package.
“The SEC Network has been one of our most requested channels to date, so we are glad to be able to provide our customers with the programming they have been asking for,” said Toby DuBois, Vision’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We have been working for several months to get this deal done with ESPN so that our customers could enjoy the extensive coverage of the SEC before kickoff of the 2014 football season.”
“We are especially excited to announce the addition of the SEC Network during our All Digital upgrade,” added DuBois. “Thousands of our customers have already upgraded, and I’d like to remind those who haven’t connected their TVs to some type of digital equipment yet to do so soon. There are immediate benefits to be enjoyed and more enhancements coming soon.”
The SEC Network will air over 1,000 live events in its first year, including at least 45 live, exclusive SEC football games. Additional coverage will include men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and softball games, in addition to studio shows and original programming. The 24/7 network will be an all-access pass to the Southeastern Conference, featuring nationally competitive events, news and information, expert analysis, classic games, and in-depth features on the most storied conference in college athletics.