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ESPN to launch ACC Network in August 2019

ESPN will launch the “ACC [Atlantic Coast Conference] Network”, a linear channel that will be available on cable and satellite systems with live programming on August 22, 2019. The ACC, agreed to a 20-year contract with ESPN in 2016 with the launch of a stand-alone network for the conference as a priority. ACC sporting events will as part of the contract continue to air frequently on ESPN’s other networks.

The ACC schools have all cooperated on scheduling for the new network said the conference’s commissioner John Swofford.

“The thing that’s been really good from our schools is that they’re all in on the network,” Swofford said. “Everybody understands the importance of scheduling.”

“We are all systems go with ACC Network preparations,” ESPN president and co-chairman, Disney Media Networks, James Pitaro. “The strength of the season opening game between Georgia Tech and Clemson is indicative of the robust schedule and programming we have planned for ACC fans.”

The network which will broadcast Atlantic Coast Conference sporting events show its first ACC football game on August 29 as Georgia Tech travels to play four-time reigning ACC Champion Clemson.