The SEC Network is set to debut August 14, and immediately following the launch, the network will televise archived games.
This is all according to SEC Network associate commissioner Charlie Hussey, who joined Head to Head Radio in Mississippi.
“We’ll have a heavy dose of archived games and I think the fans love that, especially in the summer and leading up right there into the early fall,” Hussey said. “It’s something you’ll see on the network.”
The SEC have retained copyrights of games dating back to the 1960s with 15-year deals with ESPN and CBS, and re-airing class games will be great leading into the season.
Dish Network and AT&T UVerse have already signed on to carry the network, as has Google Fiber. As part of the network launch, the SEC will also launch a website, powered by ESPN.
So if you don’t like Paul Finebaum on the network, this will give you another reason to tune in, and I think we can all agree that televising classic games is a great move.