SEC Network, which was set to debut Thursday in more than 60 million homes, has signed carriage pacts with RCN and Vyve Broadband. The college sports network also is available through Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and DIRECTV.
Neither Time Warner Cable nor Cablevision has reached carriage agreements with NFL Network. Time Warner Cable no longer insists on carrying the channel on its premium digital sports tier but has not forged a deal. Cablevision wants to run NFL Network's Sunday Ticket, but the channel offers the service only on DIRECTV.
Discovery en Espanol, the Spanish-language version of Discovery Channel, has announced its best second-quarter performance ever as it continues a ratings climb in all demographics, including double-digit increases among viewers 18 to 34. Discovery en Espanol trails only Galavision in Spanish-language cable networks.
Comcast-owned Versus has resolved a seven-month-long carriage dispute with DirecTV. While details of the agreement were not made public, this report says that the network may have been able to get a higher subscriber fee from DirecTV but was unable to get relocated to the satellite provider's Total Choice Tier.