The companies and the Southeastern Conference announced the deal on Thursday. The network debuts on Aug. 14 and will be available to some 60 million households nationally, according to a news release.
The network will televise at least 45 SEC football games this season, starting Aug. 28 with Texas A&M playing South Carolina. It will broadcast more than 1,000 live events in its first year.
ESPN and the SEC reached a 20-year deal through 2034 to create and operate the network.