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  • When did the SEC Network launch?

    The SEC Network launched August 14, 2014.

  • How is this different from SEC TV (formerly called the SEC Network)?

    SEC TV, referred to as the SEC Network prior to 2013, previously aired SEC football and basketball games on local channels. The SEC Network that launced in August is its own channel on your television which can be accessed via cable or satellite television. Events selected to air on the SEC Network will only be available on the television channel or the digital platform. SEC TV no longer exists.

  • How is this different than other conference or single-school networks?

    This collaboration between the SEC and ESPN brings together unparalleled content from one of the most competitive conferences in the country with the highest quality, most innovative production partner in the sports industry.

  • What cable and satellite providers currently offer SEC Network?

    AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Wilkes Telephone, Verizon FiOS, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC currently offer the SEC Network.

  • Where is the SEC Network located?

    The production home is in Charlotte, N.C. This location provides for efficient use of ESPN’s existing production facility in Charlotte and it will have support from all of ESPN’s resources in Bristol, Conn.

  • Why is Charlotte the SEC Network’s home, especially since there are no SEC teams in N.C.?

    ESPN already has a state-of-the-art facility in Charlotte that is easily accessible from across the SEC footprint.

  • Does each campus (or the SEC Offices) have upgraded television facilities?
    Each SEC campus now has the capability to produce live events locally which will be available on the SEC Network’s digital outlet (SEC Network+) and on the television channel too.

  • How many people work for the SEC Network?

    More than 100 full-time staff are dedicated to the SEC Network.

  • Where can I apply for a job at SEC Network?

    Interested applicants should visit

  • Does the SEC Network have an internship program?

    ESPN has a SEC internship program already in place. The SEC Network will source candidates from the existing process and pool. Information about where to apply is forthcoming.


  • Is the SEC Network 24 hours a day, seven days a week?

    The SEC Network will have 24/7 programming; it’s a dedicated channel for all things SEC.

  • What kind of shows will I see on the SEC Network?

    The network offers SEC sports and sports-related studio programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, such as SEC Nation, the network’s traveling football pregame show that airs every Saturday during the fall, a television simulcast of The Paul Finebaum Show and SEC Now, a daily news and information show.

    More than 1,000 live events will also be available in the first full year across the television network and its digital platform, SEC Network+. This will include approximately 45 football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games and events from across all 21 SEC-sponsored sports.

  • How will the SEC Network enhance the SEC fan experience?

    More than 1,000 live events will be available. The SEC Network will provide more than 450 live games on television each year. An additional 550 games will be distributed digitally on SEC Network, which fans are able to access on a range of devices.

  • How many football games are aired on the network?

    The SEC Network will televise approximately 45 football games per season.

  • How many basketball games? Baseball? Women's sports? Olympic?

    At least 450 events will be televised on the SEC Network each year. Of the 450 events, there will be more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games,75 baseball, 50 softball and 120 Olympic sports on the SEC Network. More than 550 additional sporting events will be available on the digital platform, SEC Network+, which is available to network subscribers across a range of devices.

  • Does each school have a block of time to program as they see fit?

    This is a conference-wide network. The goal is to provide equitable exposure for each of the SEC member institutions. The SEC Network will achieve this goal without each school having its own block of time to program.

  • Does the SEC Network show breaking news or investigative pieces about the conference similar to ESPN?

    The SEC Network covers and reports on sports news and information in an objective manner, but the basic premise is the network will represent the conference and its member institutions. While ESPN does investigative pieces, that’s not something contemplated for the SEC Network.

    The network has created a Content Board which has equal representation from the SEC and ESPN. The Board will work collaboratively on the programming and presentation. The SEC Network, along with its digital extensions, will serve SEC sports fans and sports fans more broadly.

  • Is there academic programming?

    There are no dedicated blocks of academic programming planned at the outset of the network, but there will be opportunities to promote the academic and research accomplishments and reputations of SEC institutions within the live programming of the network.

  • What access and programming is each school obligated to provide to the SEC Network?

    Outside of the rights in the existing CBS and ESPN agreements, each school provides the rights and access to all other live events for the SEC Network.

  • Can schools create academic programming or shows of their own for the digital network outside what they air within game telecasts? will primarily focus on event programming. While we don’t rule out opportunities to include programming beyond sporting events, that’s not a focus for the digital network at this time.

  • Does the SEC Network air high school football games?


  • Is the SEC Network be able to re-air games shown on other ESPN networks? CBS?


  • Does the SEC Network air bowl games? SEC Conference Championships?

    There are no current plans to air bowl games on the SEC Network. The network will televise content from across the various SEC Championships.

  • Are there fewer games available to me now that there is a SEC Network?

    The intent of the network is to make more SEC events available to more fans than ever before. The SEC Network will provide more than 1,000 live events per year for SEC fans and sports fans across the country in the first year and anticipates growth in the future.


  • Who currently carries the SEC Network?

    AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Wilkes Telephone, Verizon FiOS, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC currently offer the SEC Network.

  • Your cable, satellite, or telco provider makes programming decisions based on customer requests. As a fan of the Southeastern Conference, please support the SEC Network by calling your cable, satellite or telco provider and requesting the SEC Network if they do not already.

  • What level of service will distributors carry the network (Expanded basic? Tier?)?

    It is being carried nationwide on broadly distributed packages.

  • How do I get the digital-exclusive events on SEC Network +?

    Provided you are a customer of AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, Mediacom Communications, Verizon FiOS, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC you have authenticated access to SEC Network+ via WatchESPN. You can contact your provider and get a username and password which will allow you to access the content on computers, tablets, mobile phones and other consumer devices like Xbox.

  • Am I able to watch the SEC Network on my mobile phone or similar device?

    Yes. Provided you are a subscriber of AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC you have authenticated access via WatchESPN.

  • If I am an authenticated WatchESPN app user, will I be able to see SEC Network content through that app?

    SEC Network will be available through the WatchESPN app for cable, satellite or teleco providers with authenticated SEC Network access.

    Visit for more information.

  • Will local affiliates (over-the-air nets) broadcast my team’s games if our region/cable provider does not carry the service?

    No. SEC Network programming and events will only be made available on the SEC Network channel or SEC Network+.

  • Can I pay to subscribe to the network online, Pay-Per-View or via ESPN3 if I can’t get it on TV?

    No. The games will be exclusive to the network and its digital extensions.

  • How will this impact my cable bill?

    ESPN negotiates for license fee payments from its distributors and has no control over retail pricing. Retail prices are determined by each distributor.

  • Will all SEC campuses carry the network?

    Campuses served by an affiliated provider will have access to the SEC Network.

  • I live outside the SEC footprint. Are we able to see the SEC Network too?

    Yes. The SEC Network is a national television channel.

  • In the past, I saw all Florida events on GatorVision. Will I still be able to see all those games?

    The network is for media rights to all sports across the 14 member institutions. Events produced by the institutions will be available on SEC Network+, which can be accessed through the WatchESPN app. You will see not only events originating from your favorite school’s campus on the SEC Network or its digital extensions, but also road events involving your favorite school that you previously would have had to seek on opposing schools’ websites.

  • Who sells sponsorship for the SEC Network?

    ESPN sells advertising and sponsorship on behalf of the network. ESPN also represents the SEC’s Corporate Sponsor Program.

  • How will money from the SEC Network be used on campuses?

    Each member institution has control and discretion on how they use any proceeds from their media rights.

Updated February 19th, 2015

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