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08:23 AM ET 03.15 | As if it needed a competitive advantage, right? The Southeastern Conference will announce its latest revenue bonanza in mid-April, commissioner Mike Slive told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday. "Our focus for now is on our tournament and the NCAA tournament," Slive said. "We will make a formal announcement about the SEC Network in mid-April." The creation of the long-rumored, much-discussed network will put the SEC alongside the Big Ten and Pac-12 as conferences with their own dedicated cable channel. It is expected to yield tens of millions of dollars in additional revenue for a league that already is making huge profits on its powerhouse football status.

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March 15, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Tryin to be like the Big 10 Network......

March 15, 2013  09:24 AM ET

That is one ugly morkinforkin.

March 15, 2013  10:07 AM ET

The SEC already has their own network in CBS and the league's two biggest cheerleaders in Danielson and Lunquist

March 15, 2013  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Tryin to be like the Big 10 Network......

Yes we wish to be like the big 10 in every way. We are starting to require all players to wear 10lb ankle weights to slow them down. Eventually the SEC hopes to be able to hide pedophiles amongst our ranks as well as the big ten does but that is probably a couple years down the road. We are very envious.

March 15, 2013  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yes we wish to be like the big 10 in every way. We are starting to require all players to wear 10lb ankle weights to slow them down. Eventually the SEC hopes to be able to hide pedophiles amongst our ranks as well as the big ten does but that is probably a couple years down the road. We are very envious.

Your poor attempt at sarcasm cannot change the fact that in this and in other business aspects of CFB, Delaney and the B1G have led the way. Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we in the B1G are flattered that the SEC continues to imitate.

March 15, 2013  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Your poor attempt at sarcasm cannot change the fact that in this and in other business aspects of CFB, Delaney and the B1G have led the way. Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we in the B1G are flattered that the SEC continues to imitate.

No argument from me on this.


But I will say I am OK with Slive and Co. letting others test these waters first, learn/watch how it goes, then establish their own network arrangement. This kind of thing, done poorly, could certainly be a high-profile kick in the jewels.

March 15, 2013  11:35 AM ET

We want new threads with fresh topics.

March 15, 2013  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yes we wish to be like the big 10 in every way. We are starting to require all players to wear 10lb ankle weights to slow them down.

Hell, we could cover that by airing SEC games in slow motion.

March 15, 2013  12:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The SEC already has their own network in CBS and the league's two biggest cheerleaders in Danielson and Lunquist

Man isn't that the truth!

Plus I'll believe it when I see it. Slive has been teasing us with talk of a network for a while now.

March 15, 2013  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Man isn't that the truth!Plus I'll believe it when I see it. Slive has been teasing us with talk of a network for a while now.

Well, Byrne and Loftin have been spending time convincing him that its not viable and to not waste time and money getting one setup

March 15, 2013  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Well, Byrne and Loftin have been spending time convincing him that its not viable and to not waste time and money getting one setup

Maybe they'll get their feelings hurt and just leave ...

March 15, 2013  12:44 PM ET

Seriously I almost hate to see this happen. I like the SEC's current arrangement with tier 1/2 games on CBS and ABCESPN, and tier 2/3 games on independent broadcast stations in larger markets across the nation.

Now days it seems everyone wants a dedicated cable channel because of the revenue potential. I can't get cable where I live so I'd have to get Direct TV's "sports pak" or something like that.

March 15, 2013  12:58 PM ET

I really would love to see a serious estimate of the revenue potential here. The expression 'printing money' is already used for the B1G, and the BIG 12 isn't far behind. The SEC will almost certainly surpass those, and very quickly. As Carl Sagan supposedly said, 'Billions and Billions'. And billions. Too bad none of the money will go to the players.
Well, since we're talking SEC here, maybe it will...

March 15, 2013  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

No argument from me on this.But I will say I am OK with Slive and Co. letting others test these waters first, learn/watch how it goes, then establish their own network arrangement. This kind of thing, done poorly, could certainly be a high-profile kick in the jewels.

:: see LHN::

March 15, 2013  01:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Seriously I almost hate to see this happen. I like the SEC's current arrangement with tier 1/2 games on CBS and ABCESPN, and tier 2/3 games on independent broadcast stations in larger markets across the nation.Now days it seems everyone wants a dedicated cable channel because of the revenue potential. I can't get cable where I live so I'd have to get Direct TV's "sports pak" or something like that.

Dr., you might want to explore DirecTV's Choice package ($34.99 first year, then $64.99) where you'll get most of the relevant channels for the Big 12. There's a couple of the sports channels not in that package but I don't think it affects Big 12 much. They do have an option to add those other channels for $12.99 a month, which you can add or delete on a monthly basis.

March 15, 2013  01:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yes we wish to be like the big 10 in every way. We are starting to require all players to wear 10lb ankle weights to slow them down. Eventually the SEC hopes to be able to hide pedophiles amongst our ranks as well as the big ten does but that is probably a couple years down the road. We are very envious.

Yer a very funny man (?) , but as the qoute before you says the SEC

March 15, 2013  02:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Yer a very funny man (?) , but as the qoute before you says the SEC

Yer a very funny man (?) , but as the qoute before you says the SEC has there own network in CBS.....Financially it would probably better to stay with CBS, since most people in the Sec do not have cable OR satelite TV.

March 15, 2013  03:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I can't get cable where I live so I'd have to get Direct TV's "sports pak" or something like that.

How far off the beaten path are you? If you'd try being more sociable, you could live near a city. ;-)

March 15, 2013  04:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

How far off the beaten path are you? If you'd try being more sociable, you could live near a city. ;-)

I'd venture that the good Dr. lives within 5 miles or so from and interstate and within 25 miles from downtown Fort Worth, which is within a metropoliton area of approximatley (word doesn't look right but too lazy to look it up) 6 million people plus or minus. He is not off the beaten path. However there are distances of 5 to 10 miles undeveloped in between the developed areas and the cable companies don't like to put their cables through undeveloped areas. Don't know for sure but that's my best guess. Besides, you city folk don't realize that our 10,000,000 acre homesteads have a lot of undevelped land which contributes to the reason I cited above about the cable companies. We're all sociable down here; we just like our space. (lol)

 
March 15, 2013  08:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Dr., you might want to explore DirecTV's Choice package ($34.99 first year, then $64.99) where you'll get most of the relevant channels for the Big 12. There's a couple of the sports channels not in that package but I don't think it affects Big 12 much. They do have an option to add those other channels for $12.99 a month, which you can add or delete on a monthly basis.

Dr. BFG, second thought. Don't know about your Longhorn availability with LHN, but I'm watching TCU vs Kansas baseball through the TCU website live right now. Video package is $9.95 per month or $79.95 for a year. I'm guessing that the other Big 12 schools have the same thing for multiple sports.

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