Fan of Fanboys -
What other conference channel has been better at launch? SEC network and who else?
Not perfect but they got 99% of the satellite market, largest cable provider, and major streaming services in era of cord cutting. If it's popular the other cable providers will sign on. If not they won't
They're not the largest cable provider by anything other than number of states. They have less subscribers, and less revenue than Comcast.
99% of the satellite market is like being the tallest midget, especially when a portion of that market is limited to certain packages.
The Pac-12 network is a joke, and even they managed to lock down just about everything but DirecTV at launch.