SEC NETWORK AND LONGHORN NETWORK KICK OFF ON VYVE BROADBAND
New Channels, Available to Customers in All Vyve Markets in Texas and Oklahoma, Provide 24/7 Coverage of Southeastern Athletic Conference (SEC) Athletics and University of Texas Sports
Vyve Broadband announced today that it will offer the new SEC Network and the Longhorn Network to all of its customers in Oklahoma and Texas. The SEC Network will provide Vyve customers with the unmatched ability to view 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week coverage dedicated to SEC football, basketball and 19 other men’s and women’s sports, and the Longhorn Network will offer around-the-clock coverage of all 20 University of Texas sports, including football.
Vyve reached an agreement with Disney/ESPN, the parent company of the SEC Network and the Longhorn Network, last week. Vyve will start offering the two channels on August 14 — the same day that the SEC Network premiers nationally.
The SEC Network will cover more than 1,000 events in its first year, including 45 football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and hundreds of other events from across the full range of SEC men’s and women’s sports.
Specifically for SEC football fans, SEC Network programming will include studio shows, original content such as “SEC Storied,” spring football games, signing day and pro day coverage.
The Longhorn Network, which premiered in 2011, will offer unprecedented access to more than 200 live University of Texas sporting events annually, including two football games, men’s and women’s basketball games, women’s volleyball, baseball, softball and other University of Texas Olympic sports coverage — plus numerous coaches’ shows and original programs like “Texas GameDay” and “Longhorn Extra.”
“Vyve customers in Oklahoma and Texas have made their passion for sports programming — especially content that focuses on the extremely competitive SEC Conference and the premier athletic offerings of the University of Texas — very clear,” said Jeffrey DeMond, chief executive officer of Vyve Broadband. “These networks will bring football, basketball, baseball, and many other campus sports directly to our customers. This is something that Vyve customers have asked for, and we’re very happy to be able to deliver it to them.”
Vyve customers in Texas and Oklahoma will also get exclusive online access to additional SEC events and coverage through the SEC Network’s digital portals, SECNetwork.com and the Watch ESPN app, via Vyve’s TV Everywhere platform. This digital content will include both live and on-demand programming that can be viewed on computers and mobile devices anytime, anywhere using Vyve’s super fast Internet. Launch dates for the Watch ESPN app will be announced in the near future.
Vyve customers in Texas and Oklahoma can access the Longhorn Network at home or on the go on their computers at LonghornNetwork.com, or on Apple devices with the Longhorn Network App.
Customers interested in additional information regarding Vyve Broadband, the SEC Network and the Longhorn Network are encouraged to visit VyveBroadband.com, GetSECNetwork.com and espn.go.com/longhornnetwork. Customers can also learn more by calling 1-855-578-VYVE.