DirecTV hopes to provide SEC Network 'as soon as we possibly can'

Thursday July 10th, 2014

The SEC Network may soon be coming to a DirecTV dish near you -- or at least the company hopes. 

DirecTV issued a statement on Thursday addressing the ongoing negotiations between the two sides, who currently don't have an agreement in place for the television company to carry the SEC Network. The network is set to launch on August 14. 

DirecTV's full statement

We’re in the middle of productive discussions with Disney over ESPN’s new SEC Network and hope to be able to provide it as soon as we possibly can. Both DIRECTV and Disney understand and appreciate the unique bond between SEC teams and the communities they represent, many of which lack any professional teams. We are working cooperatively to ensure that everyone can still see their favorite SEC team play at the most reasonable value to all SEC fans and the rest of our customers throughout the Southeast.

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The SEC Network currently has deals in place with Dish Network, AT&T U-Verse, Cox Communications and Google Fiber, and is reportedly close to a deal with Comcast. 

- Molly Geary

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