ESPN Regional Television Presents Extensive College Basketball Package on SEC Network

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ESPN Regional Television Presents Extensive College Basketball Package on SEC Network

ESPN Regional Television, the over-the-air syndication home for Southeastern Conference programming, will present a regionally syndicated package of SEC college basketball in 62 television markets as part of the groundbreaking 15-year agreement between ESPN, Inc., and the SEC.

The regular-season SEC men’s basketball package on the SEC Network beginning in January will consist of Wednesday and Saturday games, including doubleheaders. The SEC Network will also offer regional coverage of multiple rounds from the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, as well as SEC women’s basketball games on Sundays, also beginning in January.

 

Within the nine-state SEC footprint, the SEC Network will be delivered in markets primarily by the local over-the-air carrier of SEC events. In markets outside the SEC footprint, the syndicated programming will air on either local, over-the-air television stations or regional sports cable networks.

 

The SEC Network will also feature an SEC Studio show, with host Whit Watson, produced by ESPN Regional Television at their headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., also the home of ESPNU.

 

“As ESPN embarks this season on the landmark agreement with the SEC, ESPN Regional Television will provide viewers with a consistent window for Southeastern Conference basketball,” said Pete Derzis, senior vice president & general manager, ESPN Regional Television. “With ESPN’s multimedia platforms, SEC sports now touch an unprecedented base of college fans nationwide.”

 

The markets that will air the SEC Network college basketball package represent more nearly 30 million television households, or 27 percent of the U.S. The 15-year agreement between ESPN and the SEC begins with the 2009-10 season and continues through 2023-24.

 

SEC Network Commentators
Play-by-play announcers include Dave Baker, Carter Blackburn, Eric Collins, Dave Lamont and Dave Neal; analysts are Barry Booker, Joe Dean Jr., Mark Gottfried and Bob Wenzel.

 

2009-10 SEC Network Men’s College Basketball Schedule (Subject to change)

 

Date

Time (ET)

Matchup

Sat, Jan 9

1:30 p.m.

Mississippi State at Ole Miss

 

1:30 p.m.

South Carolina at Auburn

 

4 p.m.

Georgia at Kentucky

Wed, Jan 13

8 p.m.

LSU at South Carolina

 

8 p.m.

Ole Miss at Georgia

Sat, Jan 16

1:30 p.m.

Alabama at Arkansas

 

1:30 p.m.

Ole Miss at Tennessee

 

4 p.m.

Kentucky at Auburn

Wed, Jan 20

8 p.m.

Auburn at LSU

Sat, Jan 23

1:30 p.m.

Auburn at Vanderbilt

 

1:30 p.m.

Ole Miss at LSU

 

4 p.m.

Arkansas at Kentucky

Wed, Jan 27

8 p.m.

LSU at Alabama

Sat, Jan 30

1:30 p.m.

LSU at Mississippi State

 

4 p.m.

Alabama at Auburn

 

4 p.m.

Arkansas at Ole Miss

Wed, Feb 3

8 p.m.

Mississippi State at Vanderbilt

Sat, Feb 6

1:30 p.m.

Mississippi State at Florida

 

4 p.m.

Auburn at Arkansas

 

4 p.m.

Kentucky at LSU

Wed, Feb 10

8 p.m.

Florida at South Carolina

 

8 p.m.

LSU at Arkansas

Sat, Feb 13

1:30 p.m.

LSU at Vanderbilt

 

4 p.m.

Arkansas at Alabama

 

4 p.m.

South Carolina at Georgia

Wed, Feb 17

8 p.m.

Georgia at Tennessee

Sat, Feb 20

1:30 p.m.

Tennessee at South Carolina

 

4 p.m.

Alabama at Georgia

 

4 p.m.

Mississippi State at LSU

Wed, Feb 24

8 p.m.

Arkansas at LSU

 

8 p.m.

Auburn at Ole Miss

Sat, Feb 27

1:30 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Arkansas

 

4 p.m.

Florida at Georgia

Wed, Mar 3

8 p.m.

Kentucky at Georgia

 

8 p.m.

Mississippi State at Auburn

Sat, Mar 6

1:30 p.m.

Auburn at Alabama

 

4 p.m.

Ole Miss at Arkansas

Thu, Mar 11

1 p.m.

SEC Tournament, First Round: Game 1

 

3:30 p.m.

SEC Tournament, First Round: Game 2

 

7:30 p.m.

SEC Tournament, First Round: Game 3

 

10 p.m.

SEC Tournament, First Round: Game 4

Fri, Mar 12

1 p.m.

SEC Tournament Quarterfinals: Game 1

 

3:30 p.m.

SEC Tournament Quarterfinals: Game 2

 

7:30 p.m.

SEC Tournament Quarterfinals: Game 3

 

10 p.m.

SEC Tournament Quarterfinals: Game 4

 

 

2009-10 SEC Network Women’s College Basketball Schedule (Subject to change)

 

Date

Time (ET)

Matchup

Sun, Jan 10

2 p.m.

Tennessee at Mississippi State

Sun, Jan 17

2 p.m.

Alabama at Kentucky

Sun, Jan 24

2 p.m.

Auburn at Kentucky

Sun, Jan 31

2 p.m.

Tennessee at South Carolina

Sun, Feb 7

2 p.m.

Ole Miss at LSU

Sun, Feb 14

2 p.m.

Florida at Tennessee

Sun, Feb 21

2 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Ole Miss

Sun, Feb 28

2 p.m.

Georgia at Arkansas

 

 

SEC Network Markets

 

State

City

Station(s)

Affiliation

Alabama

Birmingham-Tuscaloosa-Anniston

WTTO; WABM

CW; MNT

 

Dothan

WTVY; WTVY-DT2, -DT3

CBS; MNT; CW

 

Huntsville-Decatur (Flor)

WZDX; WAMY

FOX; MNT

 

Mobile-Pensacola (Ft Walt)

WJTC

IND

 

Montgomery (Selma)

WCOV; WCOV-DT2

FOX

Arkansas

Fort Smith-Fay-Sprngdl-Rgrs

KHBS+; KHBS-DT2

ABC; CW

 

Jonesboro

KAIT; KAIT-DT2, -DT3

ABC

 

Little Rock-Pine Bluff

KATV; KATV-DT2

ABC

Florida

Fort Myers-Naples

WXCW; TBA

CW

 

Gainesville

WOGX

FOX

 

Jacksonville, Brunswick

WJXT

IND

 

Miami-Fort Lauderdale

WSFL; TBA

CW

 

Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbrn

WOFL; WRBW

FOX; MNT

 

Panama City

WJHG

MNT

 

Tallahassee-Thomasville

WCTV; WCTV-DT2

CBS; MNT

 

Tampa-St. Pete, Sarasota

WTTA

MNT

 

West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce

WFLX

FOX

Georgia

Albany

WALB

NBC

 

Atlanta

WPCH

IND

 

Augusta

My 12

MNT

 

Columbus

WXTX; WTVM; TBA

FOX; ABC

 

Macon

WGXA; TBA

FOX

 

Savannah

WTGS; TBA

FOX

Indiana

Evansville

WTVW

FOX

Kansas

Wichita-Hutchinson

KWCH; KSCW

CBS; CW

Kentucky

Bowling Green

WBKO; WBKO-FOX;

WBKO-This-TV

ABC; FOX

 

Lexington

WKYT; CWkyt; WYMT

CBS; CW; CBS

 

Louisville

WAVE

NBC

 

Paducah-C.Girard.-Harrbg-Mt VN

WPSD; WPSD-DT2

NBC

Louisiana

Alexandria

KLAX

ABC

 

Baton Rouge

WAFB; WBXH

CBS; MNT

 

Lafayette

KADN; KLAF

FOX; MNT

 

Lake Charles

KVHP

FOX

 

Monroe-El Dorado

TBA

 

 

New Orleans

WWL; WUPL

CBS; MNT

 

Shreveport

KMSS; KSHV

FOX; MNT

Missouri

Springfield

KCZ

CW

Mississippi

Biloxi-Gulfport

WXXV; My XXV2

Fox; MNT

 

Columbus-Tupelo-West Point

WCBI; My MS

CBS; MNT

 

Greenwood-Greenville

WABG; FOX 10

ABC; FOX

 

Hattiesburg-Laurel

WHLT; WHLT-DT2

CBS; RTN

 

Jackson

WJTV; WJTV-DT3

CBS; RTV

 

Meridian

WDMN; WGBC; WGBC-DT1

CBS; NBC; FOX

N. Carolina

Charlotte

WAXN

IND

 

Greensboro-H.Point-W.Salem

WCWG

CW

 

Raleigh-Durham

WNCN; WNCN-DT2

NBC

Ohio

Cincinnati

WSTR

MNT

 

Dayton

TBA

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

KSBI

IND

S. Carolina

Charleston

WMMP

MNT

 

Columbia

WIS

NBC

 

Greenvll-Spart-Ashevll-And

WSPA; WYCW

CBS; CW

 

Myrtle Beach-Florence

WWMB; WPDE

CW; ABC

Tennessee

Chattanooga

WDSI; WFLI; WDSI-DT2

FOX; CW

 

Jackson

WJKT

FOX

 

Knoxville

WVLT;  My VLT2

CBS; MNT

 

Memphis

WLMT

CW

 

Nashville

WUXP

MNT

 

Tri-Cities, TN-VA

WCYB; CW4

NBC; CW

Texas

Tyler-Longview-Lufkin & Ncgd

KLPN; KFXK

MNT; FOX

Virginia

Norfolk-Portsmouth-NN-Hampton

WSKY

IND

West Virginia

Charleston-Huntington

WSAZ; My ZTV

NBC; MNT

 

 

 

ESPN and the SEC

ESPN, Inc., and the Southeastern Conference entered into a landmark 15-year agreement for extensive football, men’s and women’s basketball, Olympic sports and conference championship content across multiple ESPN entities beginning with the 2009-10 academic year. As a result of the deal -– the longest national rights agreement in ESPN history – ESPN will showcase more than 5,500 SEC events on ESPN, ESPN on ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Regional Television, ESPN360.com, ESPN Mobile TV, ESPN GamePlan, ESPN FULL COURT, ESPN International, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Classic. ESPN has televised the SEC since 1982.

 

ESPN Regional Television

The nation’s largest syndicator of collegiate sports programming, ESPN Regional Television (ERT) annually produces more than 1,000 telecasts of sporting events. Programming includes football, basketball, NCAA events, golf and NHRA events accounting for more than 2,200 live and/or original hours of programming. In addition to ownership of several sporting events, ERT is the production headquarters for ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network and the syndication rights holder and producer of national, regional and local shows for college conferences (e.g. – SECBIG EASTBig 12,Mid-AmericanSun BeltWAC).

 

SEC

The Southeastern Conference was formed in 1933 and consists of 12 member institutions: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. The league currently sanctions championship play in nine men’s sports and 11 women’s sports. Its headquarters has been located in Birmingham, Ala., since 1948. For more on the conference, visit www.secsports.com.

 

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