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SEC Network Lands Carriage Deal With Verizon FiOS, Bumps Sub Count To Mid-60s

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Verizon FiOS has completed a deal to carry SEC Network, sources said. The channel will be on an expanded basic tier within SEC territory and include access to WatchESPN. It is not clear where Verizon will carry it outside of SEC territory. A formal announcement could come as soon as this week. The d...

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