The SEC Network, where economics just mean more

The SEC Network, like every other jewel in the WWL’s crown, is losing subscribers to the tune of an approximate loss of $70 million in subscriber fee revenue, yet somehow “it is believed to be well within the realm of possibilities” for it to bump its $1.30 in-market subscription fee in future carriage negotiations with cable providers.

Only in America.  No wonder Greg Sankey is serene.

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20 responses to “The SEC Network, where economics just mean more

  1. georgiajeepn

    They are slowly in the process of blowing a good thing. I have started talking to my tech savvy son about how he got rid of cable and still sees most of the games.

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    • Just Chuck (The Other One)

      If you find out how to do that, I’m sure you’ll share with the rest of us.

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      • georgiajeepn

        I sure will.. lol. There was a good column on here the other day with a lot of comments from guys who got rid of cable and used other options. The Senator might be able to direct you back to that because I do not remember what day it was.

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  2. Saxondawg

    At what point do they question the genius of equating the whole SEC with Paul Finebaum?

    Senator, you’ve got mail.

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  3. Russ

    Well of course they will bump the per subscriber fee. When all those people that don’t care about football quit subsidizing those of us that do, the price has to go up.

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    • Mayor

      This is the new American economics, Russ. When 9/11 happened and over night people stopped flying and renting cars at the airport, the way the car rental companies dealt with that was not to lower prices in an attempt to boost demand like classic economics would dictate. No, they doubled the price for a rental car. Those of us who still traveled just made up for the lost volume and dip in gross receipts out of our pockets. Industry after industry has done the same ever since and come out smelling like a rose. Really pisses me off.

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  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    More than what? Venezuela?

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  5. 69Dawg

    Well Comcast in Florida is doing it’s part to recoup the “free” SEC add on. As of 1/1/17 they added a $5.00 per month charge for “Regional Sports”. I do not get but 3 regional sports channels: Fox Sunshine, Fox Florida and the SEC Channel. It’s what the market will bear I guess.

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  6. reality check here

    If you want to watch women’s volleyball the SEC network is superb.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      I love basketball. The best thing about the SEC Network is that more UGA BB games are on television.

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  7. St. Johns Dawg

    Last fall I cut the chord on cable … sorta. AT&T rep on the phone offered this advice … keep 12 non-HD channels for $20 a month (+ taxes and fees) and I would have no limit on my internet use (pay about $40 a month for internet). So now I stream like a fiend. Plus, it turns out I didn’t miss much not seeing SEC TV. Which brings me to …
    Decision 2 … How to watch the Dawgs during football season. I decided to frequent certain restaurants/bars to watch the game or gather with friends and family at someone’s house. I’m spending a little money at the restaurants but I’m supporting local biz in the process. And I’m mooching off my charitable friends and family, God bless them.

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  8. PTCDAWG

    ESPN is still making money, just not as much…

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    • Mayor

      ESPN just saved a lot of money by firing some expensive “talent.” (I use that term loosely.)

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  9. WarD Eagle

    For years I’ve cancelled subscriptions or portions of when football season ended and renewed in the fall.

    We use Sling and turn it on in the fall. I suspect the league networks will switch to a season subscription model to recapture some of those offseason subscription fees lost to folks like me.

    The sad reality is, they’re trying to get more and more and more money from a fan base that is less and less willing to provide it, and has more entertainment options toward which to direct that money.

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  10. Like others, I havent cut the cord but may do it soon. I gave up watching most sports last year and can always stream a few ESPN games on my other families accounts.

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