UPDATE: SEC plans to tweak new media policy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference is editing its new policy restricting use of video by the media.

League spokesman Charles Bloom said he is confident the policy will undergo some changes.

The media policy was designed to steer online traffic to SEC school sites and the new SEC Digital Network. It only allows TV stations to show highlights for 72 hours after a game ends.

The policy also prohibits the media from posting video from practices and news conferences online.

Bloom said changes could be made to the 72-hour window, the ban of online video and the definition of an event that currently includes practices and news conferences.

He said the league had received complaints from 35-40 news outlets. Reporters would have to sign the agreement to cover events.

The Associated Press

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