EATEL to carry SEC Network for August 14 debut

GONZALES, LA – EATEL and ESPN have reached an agreement for carriage of the SEC Network when the highly-anticipated network launches on August 14, 2014. The network will be available to EATEL’s TV customers as part of its Basic Plus and HD Classic TV packages.

The SEC Network has been one of our most requested channels to date, so we are glad to be able to provide our customers with the programming they have been asking for,” said Toby DuBois, EATEL’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We have been working for several months to get this deal done with ESPN so that our customers could enjoy the extensive coverage of the SEC before the kickoff of the 2014 football season.”

SEC Network will air over 1,000 live events in its first year, including at least 45 live, exclusive SEC football games. Additional coverage will include men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and softball games, in addition to studio shows and original programming. The 24/7 network will be an all-access pass to the Southeastern Conference, featuring nationally competitive events, news and information, expert analysis, classic games, and in-depth features on the most storied conference in college athletics.


EATEL was the first company in Louisiana to provide phone, Internet, and TV over an all-fiber network that offers a broad array of integrated digital services. Over its fiber network, EATEL provides a highly-innovative TV service called LightWave TV, which provides advanced features such as Multi-Room DVR, remote DVR scheduling, and a vast selection of HD channels. The company most recently announced faster Internet speeds for all of its fiber Internet customers, with speeds up to 150 Mbps download and 40 Mbps upload. Founded in 1935, EATEL is approaching its 80th year as a service provider and business leader in Ascension, Livingston, and portions of East Baton Rouge Parishes.