Jimmy Dykes Selected as #SECNTakeover Representative
SEC Network is turning its television schedule over to each of the 14 institutions in the Southeastern Conference in its first “SEC Network Takeover” initiative. Beginning Monday, June 29 (full schedule), each school will personally choose what airs on the television channel for 24 consecutive hours. Programming may include classic games, films, ESPN original content and some school-produced content.
The Razorbacks’ takeover of the SEC Network will take place on Tuesday, June 30. A complete schedule of the 24-hour takeover for June 30th will be released later in the week.
In addition to selecting what airs on television, each school has selected a representative to ‘takeover’ the SEC Network Twitter account to add commentary on the programming. The Razorbacks have selected head women’s basketball coach and former ESPN analyst Jimmy Dykes.
|Mississippi State||July 6|
|Ole Miss||July 8|
|South Carolina||July 9|
|Texas A&M||July 11|
About SEC Network Takeover
The SEC Network Takeover is a two-week programming initiative dedicated to airing programming selected by Southeastern Conference schools. All 14 schools will craft their own 24-hour schedule which may include classic games, films, ESPN original content and some school-produced content. In addition to delivering the ultimate day of television for their fan-base, the takeover includes SEC Network’s twitter handle.
The SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which launched August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform carry SEC content 24/7 and featured more than 1,000 live events the its first year. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Wilkes Telephone, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC and will carry the television network nationwide at launch. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.