BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference has issued a revised policy for media outlets covering the league's sporting events.
The policy released Friday no longer prohibits television stations from airing game footage after three days. The stations can broadcast footage from the network showing the game for a week and has no limitation on how long it can use its own video. The footage can't exceed three minutes.
A rule against using video online from news conferences and practices was also dropped.
Commissioner Mike Slive said the changes reflect concerns voiced by media members and balance the ability to cover SEC events against protecting the league's digital rights and trademarks.
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Media outlets won't be allowed to post game video on their Web sites. SEC spokesman Charles Bloom said the league will offer an SEC media player to play game footage.