This August, college sports television will be taken to an entirely new level with the launch of the SEC Network. As the name indicates, it’s a 24-hour channel devoted to one of the most powerful conferences in all of collegiate athletics, both financially and on the playing fields.
That’s why it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that they’re reportedly looking to charge a bit higher of a rate than some of their conference peers who also have their own networks.
According to a report from Sports Business Journal, ESPN–who partnered with the Southeastern Conference on this groundbreaking project–is looking to charge a fee of $1.30 per subscriber.
Now, that specific charge is only for subscribers within, what the report called, the SEC’s 11-state blueprint. Everywhere outside of the SEC area, that fee will drop to 25 cents.
Negotiations are still taking place with the executives of the network and the major cable providers throughout the country. Most recently, a deal is said to be close with Dish Network, which would mark the first major agreement for the upstart network.
It’s just, it’ll be a tad more expensive.