Very encouraged to come home today and tune o 75 first and find the SEC network in SD. Then decided to try 575 for HD and there it was. Living outside Philly and just hoping that Verizon has blessed the whole footprint with HD. If not here, I would be moving to Comcast in a heartbeat.
HI EVERY ONE I HAVE GREAT VERIZON HAS SIGN NEW DEAL TODAY WITH WALT DISNEY COMPANY AND ESPN TO CARRY ALL THE BRANDS ON VERIZON FIOS TV AND INTERNET TODAY AND NEW ESPN SEC NETWORK STARTING TODAY IN THE FLORIDA AND TEXAS MARKET ON CHANNEL 75 SD /575 HD AND REST OF FIOS CUSTOMES WILL BEING ON AUG 28, 2014 THIS THURSDAY ON CHANNEL 75/SD /575 HD THIS BIG MAKING ESPNCOLLEGE FOOTBALL AND FOX SPORTS FOOTBALLCBS SPORTS AND NBC SPORTS GAMES OVER 1000 GAMES ANDCOLLEGE BASKETBALLGAMES OVER 2000 GAMES OK IN ALL SPORTS NETWORK IF WANT MORE INFO OF THE DEAL GO ESPNMEDIAZONE .COM OR ORG THANK YOU TO ALL VERIZON FIOS CUSTOMS MAKE THIS HAPPING AND THANK YOU TO VERIZON TOO MAKE THIS HAPPING
WHAT?? No HD in NY/NJ? Verizon execs need to check out the alumni club game viewing parties for every school around NY/NJ. Apparently they have no idea how many SEC fans are up here. Who watches shows in SD anymore? Can't say I have in years
People in the Philly area are already reporting that both SD Channel 75 and HD channel 575 are active.... Hopefully soon the other VHO's will see it active and I'm hoping VHO 7 (Central Jersey) also gets the HD flavor...
08-26-2014 07:45 PM
Just a reminder that reposting any private communications with Verizon agents or staff on the boards is prohibited by the Verizon Forums Terms of Service. Please keep all private conversations confidential. Thanks.
Sorry, I mean who really reads the Verizon Forums Terms of Service.
A Verizon official informed me that Verizon wants to evaluate demand for the SEC Network in non-SEC states before Verizon makes the commitment to broadcast the network in HD. Accordingly, Verizon will only show the network in SD for now. In my opinion, it appears as though Verizon thinks demand for the SEC Network in non-SEC states is low. If customers in non-SEC states watch the network in greater numbers than expected and demonstrate high demand, then Verizon will commit to broadcasting the network in HD.
No doubt that Verizon management are not College Football fans for them to support such a STUPID decision! Way to go Verizon glad to see that you listen to your customers!This is either a clever (albeit insulting) strategy. Clever because it forces viewers to watch SD in order to be rewarded with HD (how Pavlovian). It could also translate into, "see, everyone is content watchng SD so why bother with HD". just from a metrics standpoint. It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to review the ESPN and other networks stats on natiowide viewership of SEC games for last year alone to see that lots of folks watch....in HD. Maybe a quick glance at rankings, polls and bowl games as well. Compare these with say...the Big10?While I question whether or not to get so immersed in what is so obviously a "First World" problem, unfortunately (and at the same time, fortunately), I live in the First World.....and this three ring circus with Verizon and the SEC Network is such an annoying waste of time and energy. Both of which I need to deal with Insurance companies........ .