Charter to Carry SEC Network, Giving Hannibal Subscribers Access to Additional Channel For Mizzou Games
I live in Hannibal, and I'm a cable subscriber, which means I get TV programming from Charter. I'm also a Mizzou fan, which means I was happy to see the news today that Charter has made an agreement to carry the new SEC Network in all of its markets.
"We are excited to be bringing the SEC Network to Charter customers," said Allan Singer, SVP of Programming for Charter Communications. "We know that there are many SEC fans and grads in our footprint who are ready to cheer on their team and we are glad that the SEC Network will be available to them when it launches on August 14."
According to a press release announcing the distribution deal, Charter customers will also have "authenticated access to additional live events scheduled for the SEC Network's digital platforms – including WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com – with the ability to watch SEC Network live and on-demand content anytime, anywhere on their television, computer, tablet or mobile device."
Looking over the Mizzou TV schedule for the upcoming season, the game on September 13 against Central Florida is the only game currently scheduled to air on the SEC Network, but there are still six games listed as TBA for television coverage. The first TV date of the season is August 30 when Missouri hosts South Dakota State. That game will be televised on ESPNU.
The upcoming season will be the third year that the Tigers have played in the SEC. They lost the Southeastern Conference Championship last year to Auburn.