SEC to announce launch of TV network in mid-April

Oklahoman Published: March 14, 2013

The Southeastern Conference will announce its latest revenue bonanza in mid-April, commissioner Mike Slive told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday.

"Our focus for now is on our tournament and the NCAA tournament," Slive said. "We will make a formal announcement about the SEC Network in mid-April."

The creation of the long-rumored, much-discussed network will put the SEC alongside the Big Ten and Pac-12 as conferences with their own dedicated cable channel. It is expected to yield tens of millions of dollars in additional revenue for a league that already is making huge profits on its powerhouse football status.

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