TDS Telecom may still be a relative newcomer to the IPTV business having only rolled out the service in a few markets, but its move to add the SEC Network to its TDS TV lineup shows that it wants to be more than just another me-too video provider.
Current and new TDS TV customers in Georgia and Tennessee who have the Expanded programming package will be able to access the SEC Network for no additional cost.
Available in both standard definition on channel 632 and 1632 in HD, the SEC Network delivers exclusive coverage of 45 Southeastern Conference football games, plus hundreds of other SEC sporting events.
The network also includes live broadcast coverage of basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball. In addition, customers will have access to the SEC Network's original programming, such as SEC Storied and SEC Rewind.
Today, TDS Telecom offers its IPTV service in Camden County, Georgia, and four markets in Tennessee, including Farragut, Halls, La Vergne and Mt. Juliet. While it has not outlined plans to bring the SEC Network to other markets, other potential targets could include Minnesota, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, where it currently offers a mix of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV services.
During this summer, TDS Telecom announced plans to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH and IPTV-based TDS TV service to the Waterford, Wis., area and New London, N.H.
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