published Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Charter Communications to carry SEC Network

ESPN and Charter Communications announced an agreement Wednesday for the distribution of the SEC Network when the channel launches a week from today.

Charter subscribers will have access to additional live events scheduled for the SEC Network's digital platforms, including WatchESPN and, and can watch SEC Network live and on-demand content on their television, computer, tablet or mobile device. With the addition of Charter, the SEC Network will be available to more than 91 million households nationwide and is now available to eight of the nation's top 10 distributors.

"Millions of fans nationwide -- including those in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas -- will be pleased to know that this latest agreement with Charter will ensure that the SEC Network will be available to them at launch," SEC commissioner Mike Slive said in a release.

The SEC Network is scheduled to air more than 1,000 live events in its first year, including at least 45 exclusive 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. Tennessee's first two football games versus Utah State and Arkansas State will be televised by the SEC Network.

Charter's announcement of the SEC Network follows one by DirecTV on Monday. Dish Network, Comcast and the city-owned EPB made previous announcements.

Contact David Paschall at or 423-757-6524.

about David Paschall...

David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...

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