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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becrequ
Enthusiast - Level 2
HD now showing in MD. Had to manually enter channel though then reboot STB for the channel to show in the guide
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uaphan
Contributor - Level 2
HD is showing in MD??? I thought it was only HD in TX and FL???

The watch espn app still isn't showing the network either.
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becrequ
Enthusiast - Level 2
Yes Uaphan. HD here. I was surprised as well considering SD wasn't available until yesterday afternoon. As with everyone else though no WatchESPN.
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BartlettJ64
Newbie

Well becrequ, you give me some hope.  I did not have the SD version until this AM so perhaps this will roll out by tonight.  Time will tell if we get HD but you give me some hope... 🙂

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BartlettJ64
Newbie

LOL!  and just like that...   You take it away!  🙂

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becrequ
Enthusiast - Level 2
Well spoke too soon. Now it is not showing in HD in MD. Channel went black. Bizarre!
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spoke1
Newbie

In Aberdeen, MD, no HD on SEC

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spoke1
Newbie

So much for my Ultimate HD subscriptions

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Ylinen
Enthusiast - Level 2

Watch NOW ESPN is now working for me on SEC channel.  Lets hope it works for game.

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uaphan
Contributor - Level 2
Watch espn app working in NJ/NY, looks to be in HD too.
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BigOil
Enthusiast - Level 2

Watching SEC nation on Verizon's FiOS.  In all of it stretched SD non-glory.  Western New York.

Looks like crap at 80 inches.  Not good.  Not good at all.

But Al Jazeera HD looks terrific !!  What utter crap.  I can see Bangladeshi cricket in HD. OMG Really ???  **bleep** No SEC.

Until I get Time Warner out here, I'll probably the watch ESPN app via HDMI into my A/V receiver. That might look better.

I have no data, but I'm guessing Verizon received a small price concession by not using the HD feed outside of the SEC footprint.  I don't think with their fiber network it is a technical thing.  Also would imagine that's why they waited till last minute... Some procurement person for programming, trying to pressure Disney.

That's all speculation but it makes sense otherwise. It's clear they do not understand the SEC football fan.

In my experience, when a big company does something stupid...It usually relate to money. And some marketing person score card for negotiating a good deal with Disney.

Well they won't be getting anymore of my money unless they fix this before I get switched over.

Being outside SEC footprint, I would even pay a small reasonable charge for the HD feed.

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streetsma
Enthusiast - Level 3

@BigOil wrote:

Watching SEC nation on Verizon's FiOS.  In all of it stretched SD non-glory.  Western New York.

Looks like crap at 80 inches.  Not good.  Not good at all.

But Al Jazeera HD looks terrific !!  What utter crap.  I can see Bangladeshi cricket in HD. OMG Really ???  **bleep** No SEC.

Until I get Time Warner out here, I'll probably the watch ESPN app via HDMI into my A/V receiver. That might look better.

I have no data, but I'm guessing Verizon received a small price concession by not using the HD feed outside of the SEC footprint.  I don't think with their fiber network it is a technical thing.  Also would imagine that's why they waited till last minute... Some procurement person for programming, trying to pressure Disney.

That's all speculation but it makes sense otherwise. It's clear they do not understand the SEC football fan.

In my experience, when a big company does something stupid...It usually relate to money. And some marketing person score card for negotiating a good deal with Disney.

Well they won't be getting anymore of my money unless they fix this before I get switched over.

Being outside SEC footprint, I would even pay a small reasonable charge for the HD feed.


Do  not   believe   that   VERIZON    does   this   with    any     other   channel.   feed   a   certain   part   of   the   country  HIGH    DEFINITION ,    and    send    the   LOW  QUALITY     STANDARD   DEFINITION   channel   to   the   rest   of   the   country.

Where's   the   equal   treatment   for   all    customers ?      You    think   any  of   the  decision   makers   would   know  what   you   were  talking   about   if   some one  told   them   that   the   SOUTHEAST   CONFERENCE   has   had   quite   a   few  COLLEGE   FOOTBALL   NATIONAL   CHAMPIONSHIPS   that   last   few   years.   And    that   quite  a   few    SEC   ALUMNI   live   outside   the   SEC   FOOTPRINT,   and    that   it   is   the   strongest   conference   in   college   football ?

becrequ
Enthusiast - Level 2
App working in MD
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bluedevil2002
Enthusiast - Level 3

Got the app working on my phone, but can't get it to work on the Amazon Fire TV.  That doesn't even give me the option for SEC Network.

I've even de-activated and re-activated the access to WatchESPN through the Amazon Fire.  Still no SEC Network option.

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NYIceQueen
Enthusiast - Level 3

Reset box...no HD, SD still looks like garbage.  My TV has a stretch feature but that makes it even junkier.  Looks about as good as the picture quality on my 20 year old RCA TV.  Smiley Mad

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bluedevil2002
Enthusiast - Level 3

  My TV has a stretch feature but that makes it even junkier. 


Pressing the # button three times will zoom in, stretching the picture in both directions to fill up the screen and keeping the acurate proportions.

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NYIceQueen
Enthusiast - Level 3

@bluedevil2002 wrote:

  My TV has a stretch feature but that makes it even junkier. 


Pressing the # button three times will zoom in, stretching the picture in both directions to fill up the screen and keeping the acurate proportions.


Yes I know.  Even when it does that it's just bad.  The "ideal" is the tight little picture, but it's too freaking small for a good game.  Stretch at least gets rid of the black bars, but none of this helps the quality.  It's just bad!! 

Now I have to hope my Gators have a really good season so all their games get moved to the regular ESPN channels/CBS so I don't have to deal with the SEC Network on Fios. 

Just a shame.  Love fios other than this whole mess. 

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Shadowplay
Enthusiast - Level 1
So is the SEC Network available on WatchESPN or not? Seems to be conflicting information. For the record, I'm in Winchester, Virginia at the moment and CANNOT get it to stream.
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phipfwe76
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@rally_point wrote:
So is the SEC Network available on WatchESPN or not? Seems to be conflicting information. For the record, I'm in Winchester, Virginia at the moment and CANNOT get it to stream.

It's available, but not working.

I watched the first 6-7 minutes of the game on ESPN3 just fine, then the feed crapped out and hasn't come back since. At first I thought it was my internet, but every other event on there is working just fine.

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bigmal
Enthusiast - Level 3

@phipfwe76 wrote:

@rally_point wrote:
So is the SEC Network available on WatchESPN or not? Seems to be conflicting information. For the record, I'm in Winchester, Virginia at the moment and CANNOT get it to stream.

It's available, but not working.

I watched he first 6-7 minutes of the game on ESPN3 just fine, then the feed crapped out and hasn't come back since. At first I thought it was my internet, but every other event on their is working just fine.


Good to see that there are others having issues as well. Probably so many folks hitting the WatchESPN feed because there is no HD feed. Hopefully things will ease up a bit Saturday and going forward as more games are played and not everyone is focusing on one game.

I'm not sure I can stand to watch the entire season in SD. Hopefully everyone will keep the pressure on Verizon as we did to even get the network and they will see the need to off HD to everyone.

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Mikenotre
Enthusiast - Level 3

Verizon, just add channel #575 for everyone.  Very poor planning by upper management.  I hope they get the message and add HD for all its subscribers, not a select few!!