Each week SEC Network, the national network devoted to the Southeastern Conference and operated by ESPN, will have a Saturday tripleheader of SEC football games. This Saturday, Sept. 6, the network will carry six games and expand its game analyst pool to include former Alabama QB and BCS Champion Greg McElroy.
SEC Network will utilize its alternate channel - available to SEC Network subscribers - for the expanded coverage. Alternate channel numbers include 1608-1610 on AT&T U-Verse, 611-1 on DirecTV, 596-599 on DISH and 332 on Verizon FiOS. For alternate channel availability on other SEC Network distributors visit www.secnetwork.com/channel or contact the local provider. In addition, every SEC Network game will be available via WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through provider authentication.
SEC Network will carry more than 45 football games this season and air a game from every stadium in the first four weeks. In week one the network televised six games, showcasing eight SEC teams over three days, and introduced the three game commentating pairings. In week two the network will carry six games in one day and introduce three additional game pairings, including SEC Network analyst McElroy's first game assignment.
McElroy will be in the booth with Dave Baker and Niki Noto will be reporting on the Lamar at Texas A&M game sidelines. Gene Chizik will be in-studio with analyst Booger McFarland for halftime and postgame analysis. McElroy will return to his studio duties for week three.
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which will launch August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform will carry SEC content 24/7 including more than 1,000 events in its first year. The network will televise 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men's basketball games, 60 women's basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC's 21 sports annually. Programming will also include in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Wilkes Telephone, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC and will carry the television network nationwide at launch. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.