SEC Network now worth more than Big Ten Network

Last August, the SEC Network had the largest cable television network launches in history of not just sports, but in television history. According to Awful Announcing, the SEC Network was able to gain a market value of $4.77 billion in the first year of operation.

In comparison, the Big Ten Network is only valued at $1.59 billion and its network has been running since 2009.

The SEC Network has seen so successful because of its partnership with the world-wide leader in sports, ESPN, unlike the Big Ten and Pac-12 networks. Former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and the SEC knew that ESPN was the best opportunity to gain a broad coverage reaching over seven million households.

As the Pac-12 look to gain its final major provider in DirecTV and the Big Ten look to renew some original agreements, the SEC and ESPN can take a breather and know that the SEC Network is here to stay for a long time.

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