Posted: 11:31 am Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Charter, ESPN finalizing deal to show SEC Network 

By Andy Johnston

It appears Charter subscribers will get to see Auburn's opener vs. Arkansas on the SEC Network. (AP)

It appears Charter subscribers will get to see Auburn’s opener vs. Arkansas on the SEC Network. (AP)

Charter subscribers can breathe easy.

The cable company, which has 5.7 million customers in 29 states, including Georgia, and ESPN are finalizing a deal to televise the SEC Network in time for its launch on Aug. 14, a spokeswoman wrote in a release Wednesday morning.

Cable and satellite providers have gradually been adding the SEC Network, which will be available to about 65 million subscribers.

Charter joins Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Cox Communications, Dish Network, Time Warner, Bright House Networks and Google Fiber as SEC Network providers.

Here are the football games set for the SEC Network through opening weekend.

Aug. 28

Texas A&M at South Carolina, 6 p.m.

Temple at Vanderbilt, 9:15 p.m.

Aug. 30

Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky, noon

Arkansas at Auburn, 4 p.m.

Southern Miss at Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 31

Utah State at Tennessee, 7 p.m.







I'm going to dump Direct TV come August 21st if they don't buy in.


@GTBob.....I called Charter last week and was told the SEC Network would be available only to their clients that want to pay an extra fee to receive. So old ladies won't be charged if they don't accept SEC package.


That's good. It will help fill the gap left by losing CSS. I liked some of their shows, but they didn't cover a lot of high profile games. Surely some of the old gang from CSS will be on the SECN? I know that Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy will be on the network. Hopefully we'll see a lot of Mr. CFB as well.


Temple vs.Vandy, what a matchup! Zzzzz...


@Ersatz Just wait until after football season. Old Ladies across the country will be paying a few extra dollars a month for the privilege of watching Vanderbilt play Lipscomb in basketball. Gotta love the cable TV model.