SiriusXM And SEC To Launch Exclusive New Channel

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - by special to The Chattanoogan.com

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) and SiriusXM announced today that they will launch SiriusXM SEC Radio, a new and exclusive 24/7 audio channel dedicated to SEC sports that will deliver fans and alumni across the country in-depth and comprehensive access to SEC-focused sports talk and news, plus an extensive schedule of SEC games.

 

SiriusXM SEC Radio will launch early next year and will be available exclusively to SiriusXM subscribers via the SiriusXM app, on connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Sony PlayStation, Roku and more, and on select SiriusXM satellite radios (channel 374).

 

The new channel’s programming lineup will include exclusive new shows as well as simulcasts of SEC Network programming, and will give listeners access to weekly college coaches shows, press conferences, classic SEC game broadcasts, coverage of SEC Media Days, as well as curated, SEC-specific highlights.

 

SiriusXM SEC Radio will also feature live play-by-play broadcasts of conference events from several men’s and women’s sports including football, basketball, baseball, softball and more. (Live SEC game broadcasts will be available on satellite radios only.)

 

“College sports have always been an important part of SiriusXM’s lineup, and the launch of a dedicated SEC channel breaks new ground and brings our college sports programming to another level,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “SEC fans have tremendous passion for their colleges and universities and we are focused on giving those fans the kind of access, news and analysis that keeps them connected to their teams, wherever they live and wherever they go.”

 

“SiriusXM’s new SEC-dedicated channel results from our fans’ loyalty and passion, which demands we continue to expand the reach of the Conference in new and innovative ways,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.  “SEC fans have an interest in news and information, which they can now access through a SiriusXM channel that provides another opportunity to access timely, reliable and entertaining content about the Southeastern Conference.”

 

SiriusXM and the SEC recently signed a multi-year extension of their play-by-play broadcast agreement, which will continue to give SiriusXM listeners access to live play-by-play broadcasts of every SEC football game, an extensive schedule of SEC basketball games, as well as events from other SEC men’s and women’s sports.

 

(Contact Dennis Norwood at sportsshooter614@gmail.com; follow him on Twitter at @DennisENorwood)

 



Former Moc Faysal Shafaat Is A Big Brother Contestant

Former UTC two-time All-American tight end Faysal Shafaat (2011-14) is a contestant on season 20 of Big Brother, the show announced this week.  A four-year starter, Shafaat had 125 career catches and is No. 4 on UTC's all-time receiving touchdown list with 18. Big Brother is a television reality game show that airs on CBS.  This season premiers on June 27 at 8 p.m. ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Signal Mountain And Ooltewah In CASL Swimming

Signal Mountain's Green Giants faced off against the Tidal Waves  Monday  at the Ooltewah team's home pool. (click for more)

Voters May Decide In November On Whether To Eliminate City Court; Paving Fund Also Considered

Chattanooga voters in November may get to vote on whether City Court should be abolished. City Council members indicated during budget talks on Tuesday that may be an upcoming referendum question. Councilman Jerry Mitchell said he, for one, "would vote to eliminate it." However, he said the court would apparently run through 2021 when the eight-year terms of Judges Sherry ... (click for more)

Riverton Development Spurs Talk Of Riverwalk Along The Northshore

Development of the former BlueCross property at Lupton City is spurring talk of a Riverwalk on the Northshore. The City Council discussed the topic on Tuesday night in giving final approval for a Planned Unit Development for Riverton on 210 acres. Officials said there are no specific plans for a Northshore Riverwalk, but several groups are actively working to make a connection ... (click for more)

Never Replacing Claude Ramsey But Following His Example

When Claude made his decision not to seek reelection as the 26th District state representative I made my intention known to seek the office following him.  Immediately opponents from both parties began to qualify for that opportunity.  With Bill Bennett as my campaign manager and many of Claude’s supporters going door to door into the community, as Claude had done in his ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Participation Trophies

You may remember several years back when James Harrison, a linebacker for the Steelers at the time, came home to discover his two sons, who were then ages 8 and 6, had received “participation trophies” on a sports team. Harrison, who earned his way into the NFL (he was not drafted out of Kent State yet played in five Pro Bowls), promptly loaded his sons and the bogus trophies in ... (click for more)