Verizon FiOS Upgrades SEC Network to HD Format

Southeastern Conference fans will be able to see their football in high-definition on Verizon FiOS for the rest of the season.

After launching the SEC Network in standard-definition on Aug. 28 -- except in Florida and Texas, part of the conference's 11-state territory,  where the service was available in HD from the outset -- the telco on Sept. 18 upgraded its presentation to the enhanced format throughough its footprint  

SEC Network in HD  is now available to FIOS Extreme or Ultimate TV subscribers on channel 575 in all states where the network is offered, save  for in Kent, Deleware where it will be located on channel 576 through the end of 2014. The standard version of the channel is positioned on channel 75.

This Saturday  that means FiOS Extreme and Ultimate TV customers can check out the SEC Network football tripleheader comprising Georgia-Troy, Missouri-Indiana and South Carolina-Vanderbilt.

Verizon FiOS announced the format amelioration in a blog post (opens in new tab) on Sept. 16.

Owned and operated by ESPN, SEC Network is one of the most successful launches in cable history. Launching on Aug. 14, the service counts some 62 million subscribers during its freshman season, and is available to more than 95 million homes.