July 15, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Tuesday, Southeastern Conference officials announced the roll-out of the SEC Network’s Digital Platform.
And Vanderbilt soccer will be among the first to be spotlighted.
The SEC Network released its schedule for volleyball and soccer for the month of August. Both home soccer games for the Commodores in August will be broadcast on the digital platform on SECNetwork.com and via WatchESPN. Commodore fans will be able to watch Vanderbilt’s season opener against Mercer at 7 p.m. (CST) on Aug. 22. They can also tune in when Vanderbilt hosts Cincinnati at 7 p.m. (CST) on Aug. 29.
In the build-up to the launch of SEC Network on August 14, ESPN and the SEC are beginning the roll-out of the digital elements of the multi-screen initiative with the kickoff of a brand new SECsports.com and SECNetwork.com.
From day-one, the SEC Network will be a fully integrated cross-platform media network, with robust sites and authenticated access to the SEC Network simulcast via WatchESPN for fans with access to the SEC Network through their TV provider. In addition, fans with the SEC Network will have exclusive access to hundreds of additional live events through SEC Network + on SECNetwork.com and via WatchESPN.
SEC Network + — exclusively available on SECNetwork.com and via WatchESPN — will add live and on-demand coverage of more than 550 digital-exclusive sporting events to the SEC Network multi-screen output in the first year. Ranging across multiple sports from all member schools, SEC Network + events will all be high-quality, multi-camera productions – enabled by extensive new technological and production capabilities built out by ESPN and SEC schools in support of the SEC Network launch.
In addition to authenticated access to the SEC Network and SEC Network + (via laptops and desktops; access via iOS and Android smartphones and tablets is via WatchESPN), SEC Network + will also serve as a platform to deliver additional events produced by the schools and SECNetwork.com will also feature original short clips, video from studio programs, original digital video projects and more. SEC Network + will launch August 14, along with the launch of the SEC Network television network.