ESPN, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have reached an agreement for carriage of the SEC Network when the channel launches on August 14, 2014. The network will be available to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference in all Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks markets ahead of the first SEC 2014-15 college football season game, Texas A&M vs. South Carolina, on August 28 at 6 p.m. ET. With the addition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, the SEC Network will be available to approximately 60 million households nationwide.
"We know we have customers who want the SEC Network, and are pleased to bring it to them," said Andrew Rosenberg, Senior Vice President of Content Acquisition for Time Warner Cable. "This deal will help ensure that fans and alumni of SEC universities won’t miss any important games."
As a DirecTV customer I'm fairly confident the deal will get done before August 15th. That said, if somehow they don't reach an agreement and millions of SEC fans are denied their god given right to watch SEC sports 24/7, couches will burn and trees may die.
So for the sake couches and trees all across the country, DirecTV, get the deal done already.