The SEC Network is an American sports channel that is held by ESPN Inc., shared ownership between The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Communications (which owns the remaining 20% interest). The channel is dedicated to coverage of collegiate sports approved by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) including live and recorded match telecasts, news, analysis programs, and other content focusing on the conference’s member schools. The channel is expected to have 70 million subscribers, more than any other sports network.
The channel’s coverage serves as the successor to an eponymous syndication package, which was created by its syndication branch ESPN Regional Television. SEC Network is operated out of ESPN offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, shared with ESPN Events and earlier ESPNU. While Charlotte is not an SEC market itself, it is near universities that are members of the conference and shares a TV market with the northern part of South Carolina, which is part of the South Carolina Gamecocks’ television business.