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ACC Network Launches Today
In July 2016, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Commissioner John Swofford announced that the ACC Network would launch in August 2019. Launch day has arrived.
The ACC Network (ACCN) officially goes on the air today at 7 p.m. Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference, the ACC Network is a new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports. About 450 live contests—including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports—will be televised annually. In addition, the broadcast schedule includes a complement of news and information shows and original programming.
The ACC Network will provide greater exposure for all of Syracuse University’s teams and student-athletes and also offers all Syracuse University students the opportunity to gain professional experience in live event television production. The result for Syracuse University alumni and fans is more Orange coverage throughout the year.
The Orange women’s soccer team and first-year head coach Nicky Adams will make Syracuse’s first appearance on the ACC Network when they open the season against Colgate at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the SU Soccer Stadium. The production will be historic in that it will be the first for the ACC Network that is produced out of a campus control room. Overall, the ACC Network will televise 20 field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball games in its inaugural year, which represents the most national coverage of ACC fall sports ever.
In addition, fans can watch several Syracuse contests on the network’s digital platform, ACC Network Extra (ACCNX), which will air more than 400 ACC live events this fall. ACCN and ACCNX on the ESPN app will only be available to subscribers with access to ACCN through their TV providers. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN app to authenticated cable subscribers.
Carriage agreements are in place with the following TV providers: DIRECTV, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Optimum, PlayStation Vue, Suddenlink, Spectrum TV, TVision, Verizon Fios, members of the NCTC, NRTC, Vivicast and YouTube TV, among others.
Fans interested in learning more about ACCN can visit www.GetACCN.com.