ESPN and Southeastern Conference (SEC) have been partners since 1982. Just recently, SEC has extended its partnership with ESPN for another 20 years (until 2034). This will also result in the development of a digital platform for ESPN.
What Is the Southeastern Conference (SEC)?
The SEC was founded 1932 with 14 member institutions. In alphabetical order these are: Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Georgia, Missouri, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee, South Carolina, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt. Currently the SEC is involved in twelve (12) women’s athletics/sports and nine (9) men’s athletics/sports.
What is the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN)?
If you have been living under a rock for most of your life, ESPN is a subsidiary (indirect) of Walt Disney Company. It is the undisputed leader in sports network, cable or otherwise. Currently it has 8 networks, all of which operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! ESPN has more than 50 network assets, one of which is the SEC.
What Is ESPN SEC Air?
ESPN will air SEC content 24 hours a day, seven days a week via AT&T U-verse. The target for the first year of operations is around 1,000 events. This includes:
- 100+ men’s basketball games
- 75+ baseball games
- 60+ women’s basketball games
- 45+ SEC football games
How’s the Quality?
First there is the SEC content. Then there is the ESPN network coverage. Add the digital platform. Mix in SEC athletic programs from all 14 member institutions, shake and streamline, then serve. The resulting mix is a cocktail of the most exciting sports events, aired clearly and live to most countries!
ESPN will oversee the Corporate Sponsor Program of SEC. Unlike before ESPN will focus on SEC. Given the fact that ESPN already provides an average of 1,600 of SEC programs every year, this means that ESPN needs to provide another outlet.
Enter AT&T U-verse
AT&T is the first national distributor for the network. AT&T U-verse promises the availability of a multichannel subscription. This means that programs can be accessed via TV, laptops, tablet pc, smart phones, etc. Select gaming consoles like the Xbox will also be tapped.
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