Suddenlink to Pick Up SEC Network, Longhorn Network and WatchESPN

As part of a comprehensive deal with Disney, Suddenlink with 1.4 million subscribers focused mainly in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia, has signed to carry SEC Network in time for the August 14 launch, Longhorn Network and WatchESPN. In addition to the three ESPN platforms, Suddenlink will also pick up the […]

ESPN Unveils 2014 College Football Announcing Teams

In this transition year for college football, ESPN transitions its announcing teams for the 2014 season. For the new College Football Playoff, ESPN has shuffled its announcers for a sport it does quite well. Brent Musburger will no longer be on the “A” team as he has been sent to the new SEC Network where […]

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List of Cable and Satellite Providers Carrying SEC Network to Date

This list is from As of July 25, 2014, there are 65 cable and satellite providers that will carry SEC Network when it launches on August 14. ESPN which is operating the network saw a slow rollout at first, but as we are within just a few weeks from launch, the Alleged Worldwide Leader […]

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Time Warner Cable/Bright House Pick Up SEC Network

This coming yesterday, a big pickup for ESPN’s SEC Network, Time Warner Cable and Bright House which have customers in the Carolinas, Florida, Texas and other markets spread across the South, announced that they will carry the new college sports network when it launches on August 14. ESPN has been picking up cable providers rather […]

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Comcast Picks Up SEC Network

As reported by Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing on Thursday, Comcast has picked up SEC Network and will make it available on its Xfinity platforms plus all TV Everywhere apps including Xfinity TV Go and the WatchESPN app. Up until now, pick ups for SEC Network had been going very slowly with only AT&T U-Verse […]

SEC Network Will Air First Three Rounds of SEC Tournament

Just announced today by ESPN and the SEC Network, the new college sports network that will launch in August will pick up the first three rounds of next year’s SEC Tournament. It means that all games will be available nationally for the first time. Before ESPN purchased the exclusive rights, Raycom and Lincoln Financial had […]

Brent Musburger to Become Lead Football Play-by-Play Man of SEC Network

Announced today by ESPN, Brent Musburger who has been the full-time lead college football announcer since 2006, will move to the SEC Network to be the lead play-by-play man there. He’ll be teamed with Jesse Palmer on football games. It’s not a precipitous fall, but certainly not the move Musburger had to be expecting especially […]

Dish to Carry SEC Network Across the Nation

As announced as part of a comprehensive agreement with Walt Disney Company, Dish has agreed to carry SEC Network it launches in August. As a result, Dish becomes the first nationwide carrier of the network. SEC Network will be made available on Dish’s America’s Top 120+ and some of the more accessible packages to the […]

Dish and Walt Disney Enter Long-Term Carriage Agreement

Just announced this evening, Dish Network has signed a long-term agreement with Disney to keep its networks on the satellite provider systems without any interruption. This keeps ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Classic on Dish. It gives Longhorn Network a broader distribution. It adds SEC Network when it launches in August. It […]

You Knew This Was Coming … Tim Tebow Joins ESPN’s SEC Network

When ESPN and the SEC announced the formation of “SEC Nation,” the SEC Network’s version of College GameDay, you knew that the announcement of Tim Tebow joining the show and ESPN wasn’t far behind. Well, lo and behold, it happened on Monday when ESPN told the world it had hired him for SEC Nation as […]

Churning Out Some Thursday Links

It’s Thursday already? Man, this week is flying by fast. Let’s do some linkage. We begin with Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated who says Keith Olbermann was contrite when his return to ESPN2 was announced. Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead breaks news that Olbermann may make some more buzz for ESPN by hosting a […]

Some Quick Thursday Linkage

Trying to provide two consecutive days of linkage, something I haven’t done in quite some time. Here we go. Pete Iacobelli of the Associated Press writes that Fox is still investigating the incident that caused a rope supporting its overhead camera to snap at the Coca-Cola 600. Tim Baysinger of Multichannel News writes that Fox […]

Paul Finebaum Joins ESPN and the SEC Network

One of the bigger names in sports radio is joining ESPN. Paul Finebaum whose radio show was syndicated throughout the South and heard on SiriusXM, will taking his Birmingham, AL-based program to Charlotte, NC where it will be part of the new SEC Network. Finebaum’s show will be heard beginning this August and seen on […]

The First SEC Network Trailer

With the SEC Network now official and ready to premiere in August 2014, ESPN and the SEC has put together this preview trailer of what to expect when the network launches. It’s quite good. [youtube=] It all comes to fruition in August 2014 on a participating cable and satellite provider.