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SEC Network Lands Biggest Carriage Deal to Date, Agreeing To Terms With Comcast
Published July 18, 2014
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WHAT YOU SEC IS WHAT YOU GET: SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said that it is "essential that the news -- both good and bad -- is reported on the SEC Network." Slive: "We are developing a national network, and it's very important to us that it has credibility, not only with the media but with fans everywhere. Fans need to know they can rely on getting information they need to get on the SEC Network." In Nashville, David Climer writes as a means toward that end, SEC Network's "very first hire wasn't exactly a pretty face -- longtime sports radio host Paul Finebaum." Televising a talk show like Finebaum's is a contrast to BTN's approach, as when it "comes to its member schools, the Big Ten Network is all kittens and rainbows." If you "depended on the Big Ten Network for all your college football news, you would have known almost nothing about the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State," as the topic "was largely off-limits"(Nashville TENNESSEAN, 7/17).