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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    Wonder if btn paved the way or sec just approached it differently.



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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    From what I understand, ESPN completely owns this network, so you have the complete backing of that powerhouse pushing it to bundle with their other products. For instance, it's rumored that as part of Direct TV taking the SEC network that Direct TV is going to get Watch ESPN mobile app soon.

    But you look at the PAC 12 network and it's at 60 million beginning year #3. Three differences?
    -The PAC completely owns their network while Disney completely owns the SEC network.
    -Look at the content as well- The PAC12 network has almost all garbage FB games, but the SEC is getting some good games on their network.
    -Third, the average Joe in the southeast cares a lot more about their college teams that the average fan in the west.



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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    Think what they could have got if they played 9 conf games. They have it all, deceptively easy schedules, loads of media rights cash and free pass to win national titles with openly professional qbs.



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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    How many people get OWN? How many watch it? SEC network will get ratings August-December, good luck after that.



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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    Quote Originally Posted by cyman05 View Post
    From what I understand, ESPN completely owns this network, so you have the complete backing of that powerhouse pushing it to bundle with their other products. For instance, it's rumored that as part of Direct TV taking the SEC network that Direct TV is going to get Watch ESPN mobile app soon.

    But you look at the PAC 12 network and it's at 60 million beginning year #3. Three differences?
    -The PAC completely owns their network while Disney completely owns the SEC network.
    -Look at the content as well- The PAC12 network has almost all garbage FB games, but the SEC is getting some good games on their network.
    -Third, the average Joe in the southeast cares a lot more about their college teams that the average fan in the west.
    Watching football is as close as the average Joe in the southeast gets to kollege.


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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    How many people get OWN? How many watch it? SEC network will get ratings August-December, good luck after that.
    I'm not sure that ESPN cares whether people watch December thru August. They've got this channel on most basic lineups now so the subscribers are locked in unlike the BTN or PAC12 network that are on sports packs or higher packages. ESPN will make their money year round.



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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I'm not sure that ESPN cares whether people watch December thru August. They've got this channel on most basic lineups now so the subscribers are locked in unlike the BTN or PAC12 network that are on sports packs or higher packages. ESPN will make their money year round.
    Ill watch just about any conf network a few months a year, 90% of directv channels I get I watch zero.



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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    Mediacom still doesn't have it... FML...



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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I'm not sure that ESPN cares whether people watch December thru August. They've got this channel on most basic lineups now so the subscribers are locked in unlike the BTN or PAC12 network that are on sports packs or higher packages. ESPN will make their money year round.
    BTN is on basic cable. That's their whole business model. Force everyone to pay a hefty fee every month whether they watch it or not.



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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    Worth noting SECnet is only on the basic Direct package in SEC states as of now. TBD where it goes everywhere else.



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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    I believe SECn is going to be like BTN......on basic tier with conference footprint and sports tier everywhere else.

    I've read SECn will be in 91 million homes and they are hoping for 75 million subscribers. BTN is in roughly 90 million homes and has 60 million subscribers.

    Big Ten owns 49% of network (Fox owns 51%). With ESPN owning 100% of SECn it will be interesting to see how revenue is distributed.



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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    Think what they could have got if they played 9 conf games. They have it all, deceptively easy schedules, loads of media rights cash and free pass to win national titles with openly professional qbs.
    And ESPN giving them every outlet of their media empire to keep dominating recruiting. Get ready for a 50yr stretch where the SEC wins something like 40 out of 50 NT's. This 7 out of the last 8 business is chump change. (Only slightly joking)



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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    Quote Originally Posted by cyman05 View Post
    From what I understand, ESPN completely owns this network, so you have the complete backing of that powerhouse pushing it to bundle with their other products. For instance, it's rumored that as part of Direct TV taking the SEC network that Direct TV is going to get Watch ESPN mobile app soon.

    But you look at the PAC 12 network and it's at 60 million beginning year #3. Three differences?
    -The PAC completely owns their network while Disney completely owns the SEC network.
    -Look at the content as well- The PAC12 network has almost all garbage FB games, but the SEC is getting some good games on their network.
    -Third, the average Joe in the southeast cares a lot more about their college teams that the average fan in the west.
    They have only 45 games out of their 450 events. That is less than four a week for a big conference. BTN may stiull be betetr to see all the games on the same day. Of course, some would say one SEC game is bett5er than two BTN games.


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    Re: SEC Network launching in 91 million homes, largest network launch in cable histor

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    Think what they could have got if they played 9 conf games. They have it all, deceptively easy schedules, loads of media rights cash and free pass to win national titles with openly professional qbs.
    I have to think it is a matter of time.

    There are 56 SEC games with their current schedule. They have to parse those out over 12 weeks or so (since they start playing conference games week 1) and multiple networks - ESPN, ESPN2, SEC, CBS, etc.

    Getting 7 more games to add to their inventory by adding another conference game would have to be worth good money to those networks, and by extension, their own schools.



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