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  • SBD Article

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

    Published August 21, 2014

    Verizon FiOS has completed a deal to carry SEC Network, sources said. ...channel will be on an expanded basic tier within SEC territory and include access to WatchESPN. ...not clear where Verizon will carry it outside of SEC territory. The deal pushes SEC Network's subscriber count up to the mid-60-milli... within SEC territory, it operates systems in Texas and Flori... ...evision as the only top 10 distributor without an SEC Network deal.

    Tags: Media, SEC
  • SBD Article

    SEC Network Debuts With Three-Hour Version Of "SEC Now," Few Technical Glitches

    Published August 15, 2014

    The SEC Network debuted Thursday night with a three-hour... edition of "SEC Now," the channel's signature studio show, follow... ed by a one-hour special titled, "SEC Storied: ...scussing the accolades and accomplishments of the SEC. This is the SEC Network. ...r's opening intro, taped testimonials from former SEC athletes were aired discussing the conference's p... "First impression of the @SECNetwork last night:

    Tags: Media, SEC, ESPN
  • SBD Article

    SEC Network To Launch Tonight With Three-Hour News Show From All 14 Campuses

    Published August 14, 2014

    The SEC Network launches tonight at 6:00pm ET with a three-hour "SEC Now," which will be the net's signature news show... ...analysts in studio and reporting live from the 14 SEC school campuses. SEC alums Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Dara Torres, J... ...ite notes ESPN officials are "ecstatic" about the SEC Network distribution "after negotiating a series... " SEC Net Coordinating Producer Brett Austin said of Te...

    Tags: SEC, ESPN, Media
  • SBD Article

    New Charter Deal Expands SEC Net's Reach; Can Tebow Be Critical On TV?

    Published August 07, 2014

    Charter Communications "has agreed to carry" SEC Network in time for the ESPN property's Aug. This puts SEC Network in 91 million HHs, "solidifying the netwo... The AP's Steve Reed notes SEC Net analyst Tim Tebow will appear on "SEC Nation," traveling to a "weekly SEC game in advance to break down film and give insig... " Tebow was at SEC Net HQ in Charlotte yesterday to "film a segment...

    Tags: Media, ESPN, SEC
  • SBD Article

    Carriage Deal With DirecTV Puts SEC Network In 87 Million Homes Ahead Of Launch

    Published August 05, 2014

    ESPN and the SEC announced yesterday that DirecTV has "reached an... agreement to carry the soon-to-be-launched SEC Network," according to Scott Rabalais of the Bato... ...the last significant distribution hurdle for the SEC Network to clear before it launches" on Aug. ...parent Disney and Suddenlink, which included the SEC Network. While the SEC’s 14 schools may be a long way from many major TV...

    Tags: Media, SEC, ESPN, DirecTV
  • SBD Article

    SEC Schools Nearing Completion Of "Bureau Rooms" For New Conference Network

    Published August 01, 2014

    The launch of the SEC Network is a "mere two weeks away," and everyone... When the SEC Network launches Aug. ...eved to be one of the highest totals among the 14 SEC schools. ...-Hare Stadium during the first few months" of the SEC Network's existence." Arends, who has traveled across the SEC on 165 flights over the last 12 months, earlier t...

    Tags: Media, SEC, ESPN
  • SBD Article

    SEC Network Could Launch In Around 65.7 Million Homes If Charter Deal Gets Done

    Published July 31, 2014

    ...ring a distribution deal with ESPN to deliver the SEC Network when the channel begins airing" Aug. With Charter’s 5.7 million customers, SEC Network "will launch in about 65.7 million househ... ...e TV provider "that hasn’t signed on to carry the SEC Network is DirecTV." Connolly said that SEC Net’s affiliate goals are "aimed toward 'the benc... ...netration within the conference footprint and the second-level out of market.

    Tags: Media, ESPN, Charter Communications Inc., SEC
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    Kentucky Targets '15 Season For Completion Of Commonwealth Stadium Renovations

    Published July 24, 2014

    Construction workers at the Univ. of Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium "will continue work through" the '14 football season with "the goal of completing renovations" before the '15 season begins, according to Nick Gray of the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER. The $110M stadium project "will continue on non-game days, forcing some changes to the way fans enter" on game days. UK Assistant AD/Media Relations Tony Neely said that seating capacity "will be down" about 6,000 this year compared to '13 "because...

    Tags: Facilities, SEC
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    LSU To Make $14M Off Club-, Suite-Level Seats In Stadium Expansion; Rice Eyes Upgrades

    Published July 23, 2014

    ...etching from one end of the new expanded end-zone section to the other.

    Tags: Facilities, SEC
  • SBD Article

    South Carolina Takes Basketball Ticket Sales Campaign Into Local Communities

    Published July 21, 2014

    ...hed the year in the "top six of attendance in the SEC with the biggest per-game increase in the confere...

    Tags: Colleges, SEC, Basketball
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    Call-ing Card: Arkansas Files Trademark For "Wooo Pig Sooie" Chant

    Published July 21, 2014 by Michael Smith

    Univ. of Arkansas fans have been calling the hogs nearly as long as their Razorbacks have been playing football, making “Wooo Pig Sooie” one of the most recognizable cheers in collegiate athletics. Now the school is making its claim to the cheer legally binding by obtaining a sound trademark for the Hog Call. Arkansas officials think it is the first collegiate cheer or chant to be officially registered with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office as a sound or sensory mark. Little Rock-based attor...

    Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, SEC
  • SBD Article

    SEC Network Lands Biggest Carriage Deal to Date, Agreeing To Terms With Comcast

    Published July 18, 2014

    SEC Network landed its biggest fish Friday, announcin... 14 launch on its expanded basic tier within SEC territory and digital basic outside of it. Source... 40 per subscriber per month within the SEC's 11-state footprint and $0. The Comcast deal pushes SEC Network's distribution footprint to 46 million ho... ...to a deal is "square with the private comments of SEC and ESPN executives, who are confident that a dea...

    Tags: SEC, Media, Comcast Corp.
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