Is there any word of ESPN creating individual lanes for the schools for the people who live out of state and don't want to miss a game? Such as some type of TigerVision.
SEC TV Network will be available on most providers. ESPN3 will also carry a lot of games.
A lot of the preliminary information seems contradictory. No telling what the final outcome really turns out to be. Here is some seemingly contradictory, if not confusing stuff from the LSU website:
14. Will each school have a block of time to program as they see fit?
This is a conference-wide network. The goal is to provide equitable exposure for each of the SEC member institutions. The Network will achieve this goal without each school having its own block of time to program.
22. Will there be fewer games available to me now that there is a Network?
The Network will provide more than 1,000 live events per year for SEC fans and sports fans across the country. These games will also be available online on a range of devices to allow for widespread access that is not currently available.
36. Right now, I see all my favorite team’s games online at the [SEC school athletics] site. Will I still be able to see all those games?
The Network is for media rights to all sports across our 14 member institutions. Any games produced by the schools will have an outlet, either the SEC Network or its digital extensions, where fans can watch.
So each school can't program a block of time but they can produce any game they want to and the SEC network or digital extension has to carry it? What does that mean? LSU bears the expense of cameras, announcers, etc. but ESPN gets the benefit of additional programming? Anyone seeing LSU willing to produce a game without making any additional revenue from it? Hahahahaha!
And let's see, 1000 live events per year. Sounds impressive ehh? But that's for 14 schools and what is it, 8 sports with all except football having both men and women's. Just take football. We have 12 regular season games scheduled. Let's say 5 or 6 of those will be on national tv, CBS or ESPN. What happens to the other 6 or 7?