LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s home game against Chattanooga on Saturday, September 18 at noon ET will be broadcast exclusively on SEC Network + and ESPN + and will not be available via traditional television.
Several South East Conference games have been awarded to SECN + and ESPN + this season by the conference and its broadcast partners, including the UK-Chattanooga game.
The match will conclude the Wildcats’ three-game home stand to start the 2021 season, with UK starting the year 2-0. Tickets for the contest are available and can be purchased at UKFootballTix.com.
SEC Network + is complementary to viewers of the SEC Network and accessible with the credentials of your television provider. SECN + is accessible through the ESPN app on smartphones, tablets, connected streaming devices or via espn.com/watch.
ESPN + is a stand-alone streaming service that requires a separate subscription from your TV provider’s credentials. It’s available to stream through the ESPN app to your favorite connected streaming devices and on ESPN.com. Fans sign up for ESPN + for just $ 6.99 per month (or $ 69.99 per 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 / month (Hulu with ads) or $ 19.99 / month (Hulu without ads).
Fans who do not have access to SEC Network + or ESPN + are welcome to listen to the UK Sports Network radio broadcast for free on the UK Athletics app, on a computer at UKAthletics.com on all affiliate radio networks including WBUL 98.1 FM / 630 WLAP AM in Lexington.
Fans looking for advice for games on SECN + / ESPN + can contact ESPN Customer Service
- Telephone: (888) 549.3776
- Subscribe to ESPN +: plus.espn.com
- Support: support.espn.com/hc/en-us
The following is an FAQ on how to watch the game through both streaming services as well as contact details for fans looking for advice on how to watch.
Q: If a game is on ESPN + or SEC Network +, can I watch it on TV?
A: SEC Network + and ESPN + are not TV channels, but they are available through the ESPN app on your TV through connected streaming services and devices.
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 complementary digital platform offering hundreds of additional digital-only events to fans through the ESPN app on connected devices. SEC Network + is not a TV channel.
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’s credentials and is available through the ESPN app on smartphones, tablets, connected streaming devices, or at espn.com/watch.
ESPN + is the industry’s leading sports streaming service providing fans in the United States with thousands of live sporting events, original programming not available on ESPN’s linear or digital television networks, and exclusive editorial content from dozens of ESPN writers and journalists. Launched in April 2018, ESPN + now has more than 14.9 million subscribers. ESPN + requires a standalone subscription separate from your TV provider credentials. It’s available to stream through the ESPN app to your favorite connected streaming devices and ESPN.com.
Fans sign up for ESPN + for just $ 6.99 per month (or $ 69.99 per 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 / month (Hulu with ads) or $ 19.99 / month (Hulu without ads).
Q: If a game airs simultaneously on SEC Network + and ESPN +, where should I watch it?
A: Both streams will be available in the ESPN app. SEC Network has authenticated AT&T TV, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH Network, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Optimum, Sling TV, Spectrum TV, Suddenlink, Verizon Fios, Xfinity TV, YouTube TV, Vidgo subscribers, as well as members of the NCTC such as those who have access to the SEC network through devices connected to the television, 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
Q: Will games on SEC Network + and ESPN + be different?
A: These games will have the same production value as the games on all ESPN networks. For games airing simultaneously on SEC Network + and ESPN +, both streams will have the same on-air commentators and game coverage.
Q: Can I watch the network on my cell phone or similar device?
A: Yes, SEC Network is available on SECNetwork.com and on connected devices. It is accessible with your TV credentials and can be viewed through the ESPN app on smartphones, tablets, connected streaming devices or espn.com/watch through participating providers.
Q: Can I pay to subscribe to SEC Network or SEC Network + online, Pay-Per-View, or through ESPN3 if I can’t get it on TV?
A: No. However, with a cable or satellite subscription, you can access the network using your TV credentials through the ESPN app on connected smartphones, tablets, streaming devices, or through espn.com/watch.
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