ATHENS — Saturday, September 24, the non-conference game between Georgia and Kent State will kick off at 12:00 noon. The game will air on SEC Network+ and ESPN+. As part of the SEC-ESPN contract, ESPN has the right to broadcast at least one non-conference game per school on ESPN+
SEC Network+ is complementary to SEC Network and is accessible at no additional charge to SEC Network subscribers with a customer’s TV provider credentials. It can be accessed through the ESPN app on smartphones, tablets, connected streaming devices or through espn.com/watch.
ESPN+ is a separate streaming service that requires a subscription separate from the customer’s TV provider credentials. It’s available to stream through the ESPN app on connected devices and on ESPN.com. Information on how to subscribe to ESPN+ can be found here.
Fans seeking guidance on how to watch games on SECN+/ESPN+ should contact ESPN Customer Care at 1-888.549.3776 or visit support.espn.com/hc/en-us.
Common questions and answers about SECN+/ESPN+:
Q: What is the difference between SEC Network and SEC Network+?
A: SEC Network is a 24-hour live television network. SEC Network+ is a companion digital platform that brings hundreds of additional digital events to fans through the ESPN app on connected devices. SEC Network+ is not a television channel.
Q: How many SEC games will there be on ESPN+?
A: Starting in 2021-22, select non-conference football and basketball games will appear on ESPN+.
Q: What is the difference between SEC Network+ and ESPN+?
A: SEC Network+ is complementary to SEC Network and offers exclusive digital events. It can be accessed with your TV provider credentials and is available through the ESPN app on smartphones, tablets, connected streaming devices, or espn.com/watch. ESPN+ is the industry’s leading sports streaming service, providing fans across the U.S. with thousands of live sporting events, original programming not available on ESPN’s digital or linear television networks, and exclusive editorial content from dozens of ESPN writers and reporters. Launched in April 2018, ESPN+ has grown to more than 14.9 million subscribers. ESPN+ requires a separate subscription separate from your TV provider credentials. It’s available to stream through the ESPN app on your favorite connected streaming devices and on ESPN.com.
Fans sign up for ESPN+ for just $6.99 a month (or $69.99 a year) on ESPN.com, ESPNplus.com or the ESPN app (mobile and connected devices). It’s also available as part of The Disney Bundle which gives subscribers access to Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu for $13.99/mo (Hulu with ads) or $19.99/mo (Hulu ad-free).
Q: If a game is broadcast on SEC Network+ and ESPN+ simultaneously, where do I watch it?
A: Both broadcasts will be available on the ESPN app. SEC Network Authenticated Subscribers of AT&T TV, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH Network, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Optimum, Sling TV, Spectrum TV, Suddenlink, Verizon Fios, Xfinity TV, YouTube TV, Vidgo, NCTC Members, Also Already that those with access to the SEC Network via TV-connected devices can watch the game via SEC Network+. If you don’t have access to the SEC Network, you can access the games through an ESPN+ subscription.
Q: ESPN+ is a paid subscription. Do I have to pay separately to access SEC Network+?
A: No. SEC Network+ is complementary to SEC Network and is part of your subscription with your cable, satellite or broadcast provider.
Q: If a game is on ESPN+ or SEC Network+, can I watch it on TV?
A: SEC Network+ and ESPN+ are not television channels, but are available through your computer, the ESPN app, and on your television through connected streaming services and devices.
Q: Will the games on SEC Network+ and ESPN+ look different?
A: These games will have the same production value as games on all ESPN networks. For games that air simultaneously on SEC Network+ and ESPN+, both telecasts will have the same on-air commentators and game coverage.
Q: Can I see the network on my mobile phone or similar device?
A: Yes, SEC Network is available on SECNetwork.com and on connected devices. It can be accessed with your TV credentials and can be accessed through the ESPN app on smartphones, tablets, connected streaming devices, or espn.com/watch through participating providers.