SEC Network/sports networks
NYIceQueen
Enthusiast - Level 3

I know that down south SEC Network is offered; however, considering you offer the Big 10 network and the Longhorn network nationwide I don't see how a network for such a huge fanbase isn't offered.  Especially for the Ultimate Package.  Can we please get more sports channels, especially in HD?  

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hallrk
Contributor - Level 2

The overflow channel for the football games this week on the SEC Network will be channel 332 per this article. They are carrying two games at the same time at noon,4 pm and 7:30 pm. 

http://secsports.go.com/article/11455542

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lolhoss
Enthusiast - Level 2

Also hoping for SEC Network to be announced on FiOS prior to launch.

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thetick1234
Specialist - Level 1

@lolhoss wrote:

Also hoping for SEC Network to be announced on FiOS prior to launch.


I'm hoping my bill doesn't go up for a channel I'll never watch.  Seriously I don't need to see Florida beat up on TeenyWeeny University.  This channel just has all the crappy games rejected by ABC, CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU.

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wah2
Enthusiast - Level 1

I am very anxious for Verizon to carry the SEC Network in Northern Virginia this fall. I have also had Verizon as long as they have been around but definately want access to the SEC Network.   

iy3
Enthusiast - Level 2

Does a Verizon representative monitor these forums? Any more updates on this? I've had FIOS for 8 years now and I will be switching to Dish on Aug 1st if FIOS does not announce carrying the SEC Network.

IchthusAg
Enthusiast - Level 3

Will be leaving for Dish in August if no SEC Network on FiOS.  I love my FiOS, but I will give my money to Dish instead.

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jstevenbarnett

8/1 is my cutoff.  I'm gone with no SEC Network on FiOS.

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tns2
Community Leader
Community Leader

@iy3 wrote:

Does a Verizon representative monitor these forums? Any more updates on this? I've had FIOS for 8 years now and I will be switching to Dish on Aug 1st if FIOS does not announce carrying the SEC Network.


Not really.  The admins do review posts for some things, and will sometimes escalate a problem.  I even suspect that they may forward some things to the powers that be.  But they are not allowed to comment on threads such as this one even if they know somthing about what is going on, UNLESS an announcement by Verizon has been made by those responsibile for adding channels.

This has been obvious serveral times when, after they started adding some channel that was being clammored for and started to be seen by some VHO areas, they didn't comment.

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txag
Newbie

SEC Network will be a channel with ESPN. It will broadcast athletic and other events from all the conference schools.

Verizon seems to be ignoring that it is the largest provider across Texas, that this will the the largest conference network in the nation, and it will generate the largest amount of subscribers across the nation. At the same time it continues to carry a flop of a network that has horrible ratings that only a couple of providers carry.

Wake up Verizon. I have had Verizon for nearly 30 years but that will change if you do not pick it up.

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thetick1234
Specialist - Level 1

@txag wrote:

SEC Network will be a channel with ESPN. It will broadcast athletic and other events from all the conference schools.

Verizon seems to be ignoring that it is the largest provider across Texas, that this will the the largest conference network in the nation, and it will generate the largest amount of subscribers across the nation. At the same time it continues to carry a flop of a network that has horrible ratings that only a couple of providers carry.

Wake up Verizon. I have had Verizon for nearly 30 years but that will change if you do not pick it up.


The SEC channel has crap games just like the Longhorn network but with more games.  The SEC channel will ONLY carry all the rejected games by ESPN, ABC, CBS, ESPN2, EPSNU.  One big name SEC team playing a cup cake?  How is that "largest amount of subscribers across the nation".    I suspect more people will watch the national YES Network that doesn't carry live games outside of the NYC TV markets.

I don't think all these posters realize two SEC teams playing another will NOT be on the SEC Network.  Any decent game will be snatched up my ABC, CBS, or ESPN/2/.U.  You will see Nicholls State at Arkansas!

Look at the REAL list:

All the games are crAp: http://www.fbschedules.com/2014/05/sec-network-football-schedule-first-four-weeks-2014-season/

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deweesw
Enthusiast - Level 1

Actually, since ESPN runs the network, they have some control over what games are played.....  there will be many SEC vs. SEC games.  There are 3 SEC vs SEC games in first 3 week of the season.

SEC Network Scheduled Games

Thursday, Aug. 28

Texas A&M at South Carolina, 6pm ET
Temple at Vanderbilt, 9:15 pm ET

Saturday, Aug. 30

UT Martin at Kentucky, Noon ET
Arkansas at Auburn, 4 pm ET
Southern Miss at Mississippi State, 7:30 pm ET

Sunday, Aug. 31

Utah State at Tennessee, 7 pm ET

Saturday, Sept. 6

Florida Atlantic at Alabama, Noon ET
Arkansas State at Tennessee, Noon ET
Eastern Michigan at Florida, 4 pm ET
Nicholls State at Arkansas, 4pm ET
Sam Houston State at LSU, 7:30pm ET
Lamar at Texas A&M, 7:30pm ET

Saturday, Sept. 13

UCF at Missouri, Noon ET
UL Lafayette at Ole Miss, 4pm ET
Kentucky at Florida, 7:30pm ET

Saturday, Sept. 20

Troy at Georgia, Noon ET
TBD, 4pm ET
TBD, 7:30 pm ET

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deweesw
Enthusiast - Level 1

I, like many others will move to DISH for the SECN.  I'm sure DirecTV, VZ, and TWC will jump on board eventually, but it might be too late for this year.

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Gatorfamily
Newbie

The reality is....  It is not about JUST the games.  The SEC is not only a conference- IT'S A RELIGION!  It doesn't matter to a true SEC fan whether you are playing crap teams like Ohio State or Lousiana Tech. You are playing.  We LOVE our teams in games and watching/reading about the teams.  So yes, if verizon doesn't get the channel I will go to a carrier that will.  I'm a booster so I'm not too concerned about any type of cancellation fee.  I just want to see stories and games related to the SEC only!

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sgrounds22
Newbie

Comcast is working out final details.  I'm a little concerned about the lack of news about Verizon reaching a deal.  I'm giving them until the end of July.

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hallrk
Contributor - Level 2

The die hard fans want to see the "crap" games. I'm a Kentucky fan and about the only wins in football are against the "crap" teams. Also l ike to see every game in basketball. I hope Verizon signs on or I'll be leaving after my contract is up.

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gatorsuf1
Enthusiast - Level 1

Need some info Verizon! What the heck is going on? The channel launches in August and we haven't heard a single thing about negotiations. I know many are looking to other providers and with Comcast available at my house as well as DirecTV I am switching if it's not available. I am a HUGE Gators fan and missing half their games on TV because you refuse to carry the channel is unacceptable.

Make it happen, give us some info!

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wjsa2013
Enthusiast - Level 2

Verizon will not add the SEC Channel because they do not value college sports programming.  Verizon has not added the PAC 12 Network since its inception.  Verizon has completely ignored their customers and college sports fans in the PAC 12 states in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado.  Verizon does not value college sports programming.  They will only reconsider their position if they lose a substantial amount of customers.  I am leaving Verizon at the end of my contract period in February 2014.  I don't want to do this because I do enjoy other parts of Verizon's service, but enough is enough.    

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deweesw
Enthusiast - Level 1

This is my point also......  it's not just about the games.....  There will be a pre-game show on Saturday mornings, wrap up shows during the week, and preview shows during the week.  This channel will be on all the time at my house.  #secFBlife

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Barrybie
Newbie
If SEC channel isn't added I will find someone who does and pay cancellation penalty. Replace the Horn channel with it.
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iy3
Enthusiast - Level 2

Well if there is in fact no Verizon moderator that read this that is sad. I've single-handedly convinced 10 of my friends over the years to move to FIOS. It's a great service. Again, t-minus 22 days to give us a status on the SEC Network or a 7-8-year customer of FIOS TV will be moving to Dish.

If you a Verizon retention rep reading this, please send this along., I believe you will see thousands of subscribers cancel on Aug 1st. I will be one of them.

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thetick1234
Specialist - Level 1

@iy3 wrote:

Well if there is in fact no Verizon moderator that read this that is sad. I've single-handedly convinced 10 of my friends over the years to move to FIOS. It's a great service. Again, t-minus 22 days to give us a status on the SEC Network or a 7-8-year customer of FIOS TV will be moving to Dish.

If you a Verizon retention rep reading this, please send this along., I believe you will see thousands of subscribers cancel on Aug 1st. I will be one of them.


Are you serious? Dish?  They are missing all 5 of my regional sports networks.  You might want to check which games they cover before you switch to Dish.  I would LOOSE far more college football games switching to Dish (No MSG, MGS+, MSG2, SNY, YES) then staying with Verizon (No SEC Chhanel)

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iy3
Enthusiast - Level 2

I'm sorry if you have to watch college games on MSG, MGS+, MSG2, SNY, YES. All I care about are ABC, CBS, ESPNs and the SEC Network.... Those channels alone will fill up my Saturday with quality college football games each weekend.

In any case, here is a promising sign:

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/09/sec-network-on-pace-for-solid-debut/

This posting announcing Cox signing up for the SEC Network but does include this tidbit:

The SEC Network is currently scheduled to be available to customers of Dish Network, Google Fiber, AT&T U-Verse and assorted smaller carriage providers throughout the region (Comcast is not a done deal yet, but expected to be finalized before launch; Verizon FIOS should not be far behind either). The SEC Network still has to get by the DirecTV hurdle, but there is still time to sort out that one.

19 days Verizon until I switch to Dish!