The Southeastern Conference is considered to be the best college football conference in the country and is a top contender in most other varsity sports. The SEC Network provides viewers with 24/7 coverage of conference sports with a heavy emphasis on football, basketball and baseball.
Since the launch of the network in 2014, it’s been a ‘major player’ in televised sports due as much to their partnership with ESPN as to the popularity of the conference. The marketing power of ESPN is evident in the network’s huge viewership numbers–the SEC Network is available in over 76 million homes or more than the Pac-12 and Big Ten Networks combined.
A COMMITMENT TO ONLINE PROGRAMMING:
Another ancillary benefit of the SEC’s partnership with the ESPN is access to the sports network’s cutting-edge online platform. While ESPN’s editorial and programming policies have their critics, even they admit that the network has been ahead of the curve when it comes to online, mobile and streaming options. Since the SEC came into the deal with a desire to create a formidable digital presence, they had the right partner to help them execute this goal.
According to the SEC Network, over half of their programming is available online including a 24/7 live network feed. Impressively, it’s not just the ‘revenue sports’ of football and basketball monopolizing the coverage. From the outset, the goal of the conference is to have every varsity sporting event involving a SEC team broadcast either online or on television. Any game that doesn’t air on television is available via online streaming.
WAYS TO STREAM THE SEC NETWORK LIVE ONLINE:
If you’re a cable or satellite subscriber, you’re all set. You’ll be able to watch individual games from every SEC varsity sport either online or on television. You’ll also have access to a 24/7 network stream from your PC or any number of mobile and streaming devices.
For US sports fans, there’s a new option available without s cable/satellite package. Sling TV offers streaming-only access to a variety of premium services including ESPN and ESPN2 for $20 a month. For an extra $5 per month, Sling TV offers a ‘Sports Extra’ programming tier that includes the rest of the ESPN family of networks–including the SEC Network. This service also offers the same mobile and PC access that cable/satellite subscribers enjoy.
If you don’t have access to SEC Network streaming as part of a premium TV subscription, there are other options available. If you’re looking for a specific SEC football or basketball game, you won’t have much trouble locating a stream online.
Just check out one of the many websites devoted to live sports streaming such as LiveBall.TV or Stream2Watch. The high profile of the conference means that live streams are typically available in abundance. If you’re looking for a 24/7 network stream, it’ll be significantly more difficult. Websites like Stream2Video.TV offer live network streams, but availability is volatile.
If you’re a US-based sports fan, you won’t have much of a problem finding a high quality and legal SEC Network live stream. It’s worth the $25 to not have to worry about stability, quality, and mobile access. For fans outside of the United States, there are options for viewing individual SEC games but you’ll have to get more creative.