SEC fans hammered DirecTV on Twitter, network says it’s in negotiations with SEC Network

The SEC Network launches in August, and the league has been encouraging fans to request the network via their cable provider. You can do that here.

Obviously, there’s still a couple months before you really need to start worrying about whether your cable provider will carry the SEC Network or not, and lobbying for the network can certainly help.

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Yesterday, it was reported that DirecTV was emailing fans who have requested the SEC Network and responding with the update that they “have no current plans to carry the SEC Network”. And SEC fans went off on DirecTV on Twitter.

Due to the demand of SEC fans, DirecTV did issue a statement via Twitter that the network is still in negotiations to bring the SEC Network to fans. So, there’s some hope.

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Just the mere threat of DirecTV not carrying the SEC Network caused fans to voice their opinion via Twitter, and long-time subscribers made sure their voices were heard:

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