SEC Network debuts today: Are you watching?

Dylan Thompson is slated to be South Carolina's starting QB when the SEC Network shows its first football game between the Gamecocks and Texas A&M on Aug. 28. (AP Photo)

Dylan Thompson is slated to be South Carolina’s starting QB when the SEC Network shows its first football game between the Gamecocks and Texas A&M on Aug. 28. (AP Photo)

Today’s the day when ESPN unveils the shiny new SEC Network.

It’s scheduled to debut at 6 p.m. today with the initial broadcast of “SEC Now,” a news show, which will include a live look from all 14 SEC campuses.

Are you going to watch?

ESPN has locked up most of the cable and satellite TV providers — Charter, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Cox Communications, Dish Network, Time Warner, Bright House Networks and Google Fiber — and is scheduled to reach about 90 million homes.

Here are the channel listings for the SEC Network.

• AT&T U-Verse: Channel 607.
• DISH Network: Channel 404 with the Hopper digital set-top box or on channels 408, 596 and 597 depending on user equipment.
• Comcast Xfinity: Channel 740 and 1738 (in high-definition).
• Cox Cable: Channel has not been assigned.
• Charter Communications: Expanded Basic and Charter Select channels 30 and 318 in standard definition, and channel 811 in high-definition.
• DirecTV: Channel 611
• Time Warner Cable: Channels 516, 517, or 518 in standard definition, and channels 79, 80, or 417 80 in high-definition.

“SEC Now” hosts Dari Nowkhah and Maria Taylor (who is from Alpharetta and Centennial High) will anchor the first live show from the network’s Charlotte, N.C., studios. They will be joined by Brent Musburger, Paul Finebaum, Greg McElroy and Booger McFarland.

Here are the football games set for the SEC Network through opening weekend.

Aug. 28

Texas A&M at South Carolina, 6 p.m.

Temple at Vanderbilt, 9:15 p.m.

Aug. 30

Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky, noon

Arkansas at Auburn, 4 p.m.

Southern Miss at Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 31

Utah State at Tennessee, 7 p.m.


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