Effective immediately, AP ise expanding the TV SportsWatch’s channel lineup to include some of the newer channels that televise college football and basketball games.
AP traditionally has used the requirement that a channel must reach at least 75 million households nationwide before it is included in the TV SportsWatch listings. By lowering the threshold to 60 million, we are adding these five channels:
- SEC Network _ College football and basketball only.
- Big Ten Network _ College football and basketball only.
- CBSSN _ College football and basketball only
- FS2 (Fox Sports 2)
- NBATV _ Regular-season games. (Previously only playoff games were included from NBATV.)
We will not be adding other channels, like the Pac-12 Network or Longhorn Network, at this time because their household reach still remains well below the new threshold and are still quite regional. While focused on regional athletic conferences, the SEC and Big Ten Networks are now available through major cable/satellite TV providers in every state and in many more households.