SEC Network to feature show with coaches breaking down game film
The SEC Network will feature a weekly show during which current coaches will break down game film, the conference announced Wednesday at its Media Days.
The program is one of the first studio shows for which the network has announced plans. It will be shown on Wednesdays each week, though it isn't currently clear when the program will begin airing.
The SEC Network, which will be operated by ESPN, officially launches on Aug. 14. It currently has broadcast deals with AT&T U-Verse, Cox and Dish Network, leaving Direc-TV as the only major provider in the SEC footprint currently without a deal to carry the network.
According to the SEC, the network will broadcast approximately 1,000 events in its first year, including 45 football games, 100 men's basketball games, 60 women's basketball games and 75 baseball games.
The creation of the SEC Network came as an extension of the SEC's media rights deal with ESPN. Including the SEC's separate deal with CBS, the conference takes in approximately $205 million per year in media rights revenue, according to Forbes.com.
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- Ben Estes