Today at 6 p.m. ET, ESPN and the Southeastern Conference will debut SEC Network, a multiplatform network that will air SEC sports content 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Throughout the day, Front Row will share sights and sounds from the network’s Charlotte headquarters and all across SEC Nation in the run up to the debut of SEC Now. The video above offers a glimpse into some of the preparation for SEC Nation, SEC Network’s traveling pre-game show, which will debut Thursday, Aug. 28 from the University of South Carolina’s campus in Columbia, S.C. The 4 p.m. ET airing of SEC Nation leads into Texas A&M at South Carolina at 6 p.m.
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Less than 4 hours until launch and our Tech employees are making sure the SEC Network is ready to go! The Ignite production control room is set up, the Transmission team is testing the SEC school fiber connectivity, and visiting Techies from Bristol are prepping the Quantel systems for go time.
John Anderson, who will be reporting from Missouri tonight, spoke to his alma mater’s football team this afternoon:
— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) August 14, 2014
The Bus Blitz featuring Rece Davis and Danny Kanell makes a stop in Auburn for SEC Network launch:
— Brett Hawke (@BrettHawke) August 14, 2014
SEC Now’s hosts and analysts prepare for tonight’s debut from the Charlotte headquarters:
— Brad T Buchanan (@BradTBuchanan) August 14, 2014
The show will have live reports from each of the 14 SEC campuses:
SEC Network launches at 6 pm ET. Guess where I am for tonight's kickoff show… pic.twitter.com/NWinqC4Xqg
— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) August 14, 2014
The SEC Network’s Peter Burns is interviewing LSU coach Les Miles as part of the network launch today.
— Maria Taylor (@MariaTaylor7) August 14, 2014
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Many SEC schools are planning watch parties for the SEC Network launch, including at Mississippi State:
— Mississippi State (@msstate) August 13, 2014
— Stephanie Druley (@StephDru) August 14, 2014