SEC TV
TypeLive syndicated College sports
Country
United States
HeadquartersCharlotte, North Carolina
AreaUnited States
ParentESPN Inc.
Launch date
September 5, 2009
DissolvedMarch 14, 2014
Former names
SEC Network (2009–2013 2014-present)
Affiliates(see Affiliates list)
Official website
www.secdigitalnetwork.com

SEC TV (formerly SEC Network) was a syndicated package featuring live broadcasts of college football and basketball events from the Southeastern Conference. It was owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television and shown in more than 50 percent of households in the United States, mostly Southeastern United States markets.[1] SEC TV's football games typically aired in the noon eastern slot that was former home to the Jefferson-Pilot/Raycom Sports SEC game of the week. Games were shown locally on broadcast stations, regional sports networks,[1] as well as on ESPN GamePlan, ESPN Full Court, and WatchESPN.

SEC TV was replaced with a 24-hour cable network devoted to the conference, also named SEC Network, after the 2013–14 college sports season. The new SEC Network would assume the duty of broadcasting football games in the "early" window used by SEC TV.[2][3]

History

In 2008, ESPN reached a 15-year deal to become the Southeastern Conference's main media rightsholder, assuming the majority of football and basketball rights (besides portions that would still be held by CBS), including the syndicated package produced by Raycom Sports and its predecessors (which had broadcast SEC basketball games for 22 years, and football for 17). Besides games on its cable networks, ESPN chose to retain the syndicated package, moving it under its competing ESPN Regional Television (also previously known on-air as ESPN Plus) unit under the on-air brand SEC Network.[4][5][6]

The first SEC Network game was the Tennessee Volunteers football team's 63-7 blowout win over the WKU Hilltoppers on September 5, 2009. Dave Neal (an original Jefferson-Pilot/Raycom play-by-play football commentator) and Andre Ware were the play-by-play commentators, and Cara Capuano was the sideline reporter.[7] Unlike Jefferson-Pilot/Raycom Sports, SEC TV also carried some regular season Women's basketball games in syndication on Sunday afternoons during basketball season.

In 2013, with the announcement that ESPN would be launching an SEC cable network under the same name in 2014, SEC Network was re-branded as SEC TV on September 7, 2013. SEC TV folded following the 2013 football season and the 2013-2014 basketball season. The quarterfinals of the 2014 men's conference basketball tournament. The standalone SEC Network cable outlet launched August 14 of that year.[2][3]

SEC TV was available through 102 over-the-air television stations in the now-11-state SEC footprint, as well as other stations outside SEC markets, regional sports networks, and ESPN platforms such as ESPN3 and ESPN GamePlan/Full Court.

On-air personalities

Play-by-play commentator

Color analysts

Sideline reporters

Game schedules

Previous logo as SEC Network used until 2013
Previous logo as SEC Network used until 2013

2009 SEC Network football schedule

Main article: 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season

2010 SEC Network football schedule

Main article: 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season

2011 SEC Network football schedule

Main article: 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season

2012 SEC Network football schedule

All times listed are ET

Main article: 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season

2013 SEC TV football schedule

All times listed are ET

Affiliates

See also: List of former SEC TV affiliates

Most affiliates alternated each season, depending on the sport. Many stations outside of the SEC's geographical footprint only carried SEC TV's football games, but most others, especially within the SEC footprint, also aired men's and women's basketball games offered in the sports package. Markets without an SEC TV broadcast partner accessed the broadcasts via Regional sports networks. In terms of market size, the only media market without an SEC TV partner was the New York City area.

The following channels carried SEC TV:[1]

Broadcast stations

[12] [13]

Alabama

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WTTO The CW Birmingham / Tuscaloosa / Anniston
WABM MyNetworkTV
WTVY CBS Dothan
WZDX Fox Huntsville / Decatur
WJTC Independent Mobile
WSFA NBC Montgomery / Selma

Alaska

Channel Network affiliation DMA
KTBY Fox Anchorage (Football Only)

Arkansas

Channel Network affiliation DMA
KHBS ABC Fort Smith
KHOG ABC Fayetteville
KAIT ABC Jonesboro
KATV ABC Little Rock

Arizona

Channel Network affiliation DMA
KTVK-DT2 This TV Phoenix

California

Channel Network affiliation DMA
KDOC-TV Independent Los Angeles
KUSI Independent San Diego

Washington D.C.

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WDCW The CW Washington, D.C.

Florida

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WXCW The CW Fort Myers / Naples
WOGX Fox Gainesville
WJXT Independent Jacksonville
WSFL-TV The CW Miami / Fort Lauderdale
WOFL Fox Orlando
WJHG-DT2 The CW Panama City
WCTV CBS Tallahassee
WTTA My Network TV Tampa / St. Petersburg / Sarasota

Georgia

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WALB NBC Albany
WPCH-TV Independent Atlanta
(also carried in Canada as a superstation)
WRDW-TV CBS Augusta
WXTX Fox Columbus
WGXA Fox Macon
WSAV-TV NBC Savannah

Hawaii

Channel Network affiliation DMA
KFVE My Network TV Honolulu

Illinois

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WCCU Me-TV Urbana/Champaign
WRSP Fox Springfield/Decatur

Iowa

Channel Network affiliation DMA
KYOU-TV Fox Ottumwa/Kirksville, Missouri

Indiana

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WTVW Independent Evansville
WFFT-TV Independent Fort Wayne
WHMB-TV Independent Indianapolis

Kansas

Channel Network affiliation DMA
KSCW-DT CBS Wichita / Hutchinson

Kentucky

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WBKO ABC Bowling Green
WKYT-TV CBS Lexington
WYMT CBS Hazard
WBNA Ion Louisville
WDKA My Network TV Paducah

Louisiana

Channel Network affiliation DMA
KLAX-TV ABC Alexandria
WAFB-TV CBS Baton Rouge
KADN-TV Fox Lafayette
KARD Fox Monroe
WGNO ABC New Orleans
KMSS-TV Fox Shreveport

Minnesota

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WUCW The CW Minneapolis–Saint Paul

Missouri

Channel Network affiliation DMA
KQFX-LD Fox Columbia / Jefferson City
KSNF NBC Joplin / Pittsburg, Kansas
KSMO-TV My Network TV Kansas City
KOZL-TV Independent Springfield
KNPN-LD Fox St. Joseph
KPLR-TV The CW St. Louis

Mississippi

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WXXV-TV Fox Biloxi / Gulfport
WCBI-TV CBS Columbus / Tupelo / West Point
WABG-TV ABC Greenwood / Greenville
WJTV CBS Jackson
WGBC NBC Meridian

North Carolina

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WAXN-TV Independent Charlotte
WCWG The CW Greensboro / High Point / Winston-Salem
WITN-DT2 My Network TV Greenville / New Bern / Washington
WNCN-DT2 Antenna TV Raleigh / Durham / Fayetteville

Nevada

Channel Network affiliation DMA
KVMY My Network TV Las Vegas

Ohio

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WSTR-TV My Network TV Cincinnati
WTTE Fox Columbus
WRGT-TV Fox Dayton
WMNT-CA My Network TV Toledo
WYFX-LD Fox Youngstown

Oklahoma

Channel Network affiliation DMA
KGEB Golden Eagle Broadcasting Tulsa
KSBI Independent Oklahoma City

Pennsylvania

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WMCN-TV Independent Philadelphia
WPMY My Network TV Pittsburgh

Puerto Rico

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WAPA-TV Independent San Juan
WTIN-TV Independent Ponce
WNJX-TV Independent Mayagüez

South Carolina

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WMMP My Network TV Charleston
WOLO-TV ABC Columbia
WYCW The CW Greenville / Spartanburg / Anderson
WWMB The CW Myrtle Beach / Florence

Tennessee

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WDSI-TV Fox Chattanooga
WJKT Fox Jackson
WVLT-TV CBS Knoxville[14]
WLMT My Network TV Memphis
WUXP-TV My Network TV Nashville
WCYB-TV NBC Bristol / Kingsport / Johnson City

Texas

Channel Network affiliation DMA
KTES-LP This TV Abilene / Sweetwater
KCIT Fox Amarillo
KBVO-CD My Network TV Austin
KUIL-LD My Network TV Beaumont / Port Arthur
KIII-DT2 Me-TV Corpus Christi
KTXA Independent Dallas / Fort Worth (Football Only)
KUBE-TV Independent Houston
KMYL My Network TV Lubbock
KOSA-DT2 My Network TV Midland / Odessa (Football Only)
KMYS The CW San Antonio
KFXK-TV Fox Tyler / Longview
KCEN-TV NBC Waco / Temple / Bryan

Virginia

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WAHU-CD2 My Network TV Charlottesville
WSKY-TV Independent Norfolk / Portsmouth / Newport News

Washington

Channel Network affiliation DMA
SWX Right Now Independent Spokane

West Virginia

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WSAZ-TV NBC Charleston / Huntington

Wisconsin

Channel Network affiliation DMA
WMLW-TV Independent Milwaukee

Regional cable channels

Channel Network affiliation Coverage areas
Altitude Sports and Entertainment Independent Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wyoming
Comcast Network Independent Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, West Virginia
Comcast SportsNet California Comcast SportsNet Northern California, Southern Oregon, Western Nevada
Fox Sports Detroit Fox Sports Networks Michigan, Northeastern Wisconsin, Northeastern Indiana, Northwest Ohio
MSG Independent New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
Fox Sports Southwest Fox Sports Networks Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas
AFN Sports American Forces Network U.S. Armed Forces

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "ESPN Regional TV and SEC Introduce 'SEC Network'". University of Florida Athletics Department. July 22, 2009. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "SEC And ESPN Announce New TV Network". SEC. 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  3. ^ a b "SEC Releases 2014 Conference Football Schedule". SEC. 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  4. ^ Jon Solomon (August 25, 2008). "ESPN, SEC reach 15-year, $2.25 billion pact". AL.com. Alabama Media Group. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "SEC Network timeline: The conference's journey to its own television channel". AL.com. Alabama Media Group. April 15, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  6. ^ Raycom loses Southeastern Conference Charlotte Business Journal, August 25, 2008.
  7. ^ "Vols-Hilltoppers Help Debut SEC Network On ESPN Regional TV". July 22, 2009.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h 2015 Tennessee Football Media Guide, page 297.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h 2014 Tennessee Football Media Guide, page 159.
  10. ^ SEC Football Television Schedule
  11. ^ 2010-11 SEC Schedules and Scores
  12. ^ SEC Network Football Affiliates. University of Tennessee (UTSports.com).
  13. ^ SEC Network Basketball Affiliates. University of Tennessee (UTSports.com).
  14. ^ "WVLT & MyVLT-2 a part of ESPN Regional Television SEC Football & Basketball Games". WVLT-TV. July 21, 2009.
Preceded byRaycom Sports Syndication Rightsholder to the Southeastern Conference 2009-2014 Succeeded bySEC Network (cable-only)