The day football fans in the southeast have been waiting for is finally here. The SEC Network hits the airwaves Thursday night at 6 p.m. EST.
The network launches with 14 days of marathon programming customized to each of the 14 SEC schools as a lead in to the first conference football game, Texas A&M at South Carolina which will also air on SEC Network.
The SEC Network is available on the biggest providers like Comcast Xfinity,Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and Cox Cable, as well as AT&T’s U-verse, Dish Network, Bright House Networks, Cable One and Google Fiber.
Depending on what your channel lineup is, you can find the network on Comcast channel 740 and 1739 (HD), Direct TV on 611, Time Warner on 516, 517, or 518 for standard, and 79, 80, or 417 for HD.
The SEC Network will reportedly charge $1.40 per subscriber per month inside the SEC footprint and $0.25 per month outside of it, meaning the conference will be in line for a big pay day. Estimates for the conference’s total revenue range from $500 million to over $600 million per year, which would come out to more than $35 million per school
Recurring weekly programming will feature:
SEC Now — This will be a form of SportsCenter for the network. The show airs at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and begins at 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
The Paul Finebaum Show — Paul Finebaum will have his radio show on the network, weekdays 3-7 p.m.
SEC in 60 — Relive two games in a one-hour format.
Film Room — The network meets with a different head football coach in the SEC for a film session.
SEC Walkthrough — Fans can prepare for the weekend’s upcoming games with a look back at the important match-ups.
SEC Nation — Analysts Marcus Spears and Tim Tebow join host Joe Tessitore, Paul Finebaum and Kaylee Hartung will be on air from a different SEC campus each week in the SEC Network pre-game show airing every Saturday at 10 a.m.
SEC Rewind — Take a look back at an historic game from the SEC, beginning with 1980’s South Carolina vs. Georgia. Sunday at 10 p.m.
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