SEC Network

The SEC Network is an American multinational sports network owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network, through its 80% controlling ownership interest) and Hearst Communications (which holds the remaining 20% interest). The channel is dedicated to coverage of collegiate sports sanctioned by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) including live and recorded event telecasts, news, analysis programs, and other content focusing on the conference's member schools.[1][2] The network is estimated to have 70 million subscribers, more that any other dedicated sports network.[3]

SEC Network
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersCharlotte, North Carolina
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format720p (HDTV)
(HD feed downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTV sets)
Ownership
OwnerESPN Inc.
(The Walt Disney Company, 80%; Hearst Communications, 20%)
Sister channels
History
LaunchedAugust 14, 2014; 8 years ago (2014-08-14)
ReplacedSEC TV
Links
Webcastwww.watchespn.com
(U.S. cable internet subscribers only; requires login from pay television provider to access content)
Websitewww.secnetwork.com

The network's coverage serves as the successor to an eponymous syndication package (later renamed SEC TV), which was produced by its syndication arm ESPN Regional Television.[1] SEC Network is operated out of ESPN facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina, shared with ESPN Events, some operations for the ACC Network, and formerly ESPNU. While Charlotte is not an SEC market itself, it is in close proximity to universities that are members of the conference and shares a television market with the northern part of South Carolina, which is part of the South Carolina Gamecocks' television market.[4][5]


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