SEC Network Launches … Do you have a provider yet?
Tim Tebow, one of the SEC Network’s main analysts celebrated his birthday on the Network’s debut.
After months of hype the SEC Networked launched at 5 pm Thursday just in time for football season. In two weeks the broadcast of the league’s opening football game will take place on August 28 when Texas A&M plays South Carolina at 6pm. The game will be the first of a doubleheader with Vanderbilt hosting Temple at 9:15 p.m. Auburn will debut two days later Aug. 30 when it host Arkansas in a 3pm game.
The first broadcast yesterday opened with the Florida mascot presenting on air commentator, Tim Tebow with a birthday cake. Afterwards, the show ‘SEC Live’ began with a look at what is presently going on around the conference.
It will be interesting to see what the impact will be on the conference other than the millions of dollars expected to pour into the league coffers. Will flooding the airwaves with so much SEC sports make the SEC more attractive around the nation or will it increase the resentment in some quarters for the biggest brand in college sports?
One things for sure, the network will not fail. And not just because it has the most rabid fan base in America but because its parent network will not allow it to be unsuccessful.
ESPN has a 20-year agreement with the league through 2034. And the SEC network will provide more than 1,000 events in its first year. The league will have a constant 24 hour on air presence year round. ESPN Senior Vice President, Justin Conally said, ” We want to bring the passion and excellence of the SEC on screen and serve SEC fans any time, anywhere.”
This year alone there will be 45 SEC football games and more than 160 men’s and women’s basketball games. In addition fans can watch 75 baseball games, 50 softball games, 45 volleyball matches, and 25 soccer games. And of course plenty of the in studio analysis type shows will be available.
It’s an SEC fan’s dream … well except for when Paul Finebaum will be spewing out his love for everything crimson.
If you haven’t got a provider yet, we suggest you contact the folks at Dish Network. They are the only nationwide provider of the SEC Network. You can reach them at 1-800-908- 6194. For the best rates be sure to enter the promocode #TRACKEMTIGERS. All those that sign up using this promocode will receive a team flag. Just tell the rep when you call which SEC team/flag you would like to receive.