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Verizon Agrees To Carry SEC Network On FiOS TV Service

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 14

One week after its launch, 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 ...

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MEDIA NOTES

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