The S-E-C Network Launches Thursday

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Thursday marks the kick-off of a channel a lot of folks have anticipated since it was announced.

The S-E-C Network will be available in the Brazos Valley on Suddenlink Cable, Dish Network and Direct TV.

A number of athletic events will be produced by 12th Man Productions and it wouldn't be possible without students working behind the scenes.

The partnership between the SEC network and Texas A&M is a game changer.

"To have a network that is going to launch to 92 million households on day one is just huge," says Senior Associate Athletic Director Jason Cook.

Fans will get to watch from home because 12th man productions produces it here at home.
But Cook says it wouldn't be possible without A&M's students.

"We are very unique that we have students operating cameras, putting together video packages, working in the control room, working audio it's a very different model here- but one we think is special because it provides opportunities for students to come in and learn what's it's like to work in a broadcasting environment," says Cook.

Out of 160 student applicants, just 60 were hand picked to get the chance to work for the SEC network and the ESPN broadcasts.

our university doesn't have a broadcast journalism department, so this is one place students can come in and get television experience... And now because connections with SEC network- we think it will provide...internship and hopefully jobs...

Student Josef Orsak has been with 12th Man Productions for the last two years.

Orsak says he initially didn't know what he wanted to do after school but definitely knows what he wants to do now, like going further into television broadcast.

And Senior Martha Miller says the hands on experience has been life changing for her.

"Working here has broaden my interests,"says Miller

An opportunity Martha says she wouldn't trade for anything.

"The last year has been crazy and amazing at the same time, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity," says Miller.

And the students says they are believing more opportunities are on the way.

And you can get some air-time on the S-E-C Network.

On Thursday, E-S-P-N is looking to film a Yell Practice at the Ring Plaza of the Clayton Williams Jr. Alumni Center on campus. The university is asking you to arrive at around 12:45, and about an hour of filming will start at 1:00. Aggie Yell Leaders and Reveille will be there to help raise Aggie spirits.