PrimeSport: Official Ticket Exchange and Hospitality Provider of the ACC

Atlanta, GA, February 20, 2013PrimeSport, the leader in providing direct access to the biggest sporting events on the planet, announced today the launch of the Official ACC Ticket Exchange for the 2013 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament.  The 60th Annual ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament will take place March 14-17, 2013 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.

The Official ACC Ticket Exchange allows fans to buy and sell tickets online for every round of the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament in a convenient, safe and guaranteed environment.  Ticket holders who are unable to attend a game or find their team eliminated prior to the championship game, have a place to safely sell their tickets.  Buyers can be assured that the tickets are authentic and guaranteed, even if the game is sold-out.

“PrimeSport is a leader in building and managing online ticket exchanges for high-profile sporting events and we’re pleased to be working with them for this year’s ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

As part of the partnership, PrimeSport will also manage and produce the Official ACC VIP Pregame Hospitality for the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament.  This will be a new offering for the dedicated fan looking for the VIP Experience at each of these events. Official pregame hospitality takes place prior to each game and may include premium hosted bar, culinary stations, and the chance to rub elbows with legendary ACC players and coaches.

“The ACC is loaded with exciting, national powerhouse basketball programs, and this year’s ACC tournament is going to be an event college basketball fans won’t want to miss,” said Sam Soni, President of PrimeSport. “Through our relationship with the ACC, fans can enjoy the tournament knowing they have secure tickets, and are buying directly from the only ACC-sanctioned ticket and VIP hospitality provider.”

For more information on all offerings available for the 2013 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, click here.

About PrimeSport
PrimeSport is the leader in providing access to the biggest sporting events on the planet, offering tickets, travel packages, and VIP hospitality events for corporations, professional sports teams and fans. Official partnerships with professional and college sports organizations include multiple NFL teams, the Rose Bowl Game®, BCS National Championship, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Capital One Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl, Chick-fil-A Bowl, Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, State Farm Champions Classic, Jimmy V Classic, Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, ACC Football Championship, ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, University of Arizona, UNLV, Tulane University, and Feld Motor Sports.  The company is also the official ticket and hospitality package provider for select NCAA Championships including the 2013 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, 2013 NCAA Men’s Final Four®, 2013 NCAA Men’s College World Series®, 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four® and 2013 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four®. PrimeSport is a privately-held company, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.  For more information, visit www.primesport.com or call 800/591-9198.

About Atlantic Coast Conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference is now in its 60th year of competition, the ACC has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. Since the league’s inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 127 national championships, including 67 in women’s competition and 60 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 145 times in men’s competition and 104 times in women’s action. For more information, visit theACC.com.

NCAA, College World Series, Final Four, Frozen Four, March Madness, The NCAA Experience, Road to the Final Four, Selection Sunday and Women’s Final Four are trademarks licensed or owned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Daily ACC Sports Programming and Highlights Now Available Across Online, Blu-ray,

and Connected TV Platforms

Charlotte, NC – Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - The ACC Digital Network today announced several strategic partnerships to distribute video content greatly expanding its reach and allowing fans to follow their teams through a multitude of platforms. The new partners announced today, combined with the established content destinations of YouTube, theACC.com, and hundreds of local newspaper and media sites make the ACC Digital Network content available across more than 300 million devices.

For the first time, fans will be able to access the ACC Digital Network’s live and on-demand programming through connected TVs, Blu-ray players, mobile and tablet video services on major wireless carriers, and internet delivered programming packages.

New partners include:

  • USATODAY Sports Digital Properties, part of the USA TODAY Sports Media Group, the fourth-largest digital sports destination in the country (according to January 2013 comScore metrics) with more than 23 million monthly unique users consuming national, local and enthusiast sports content. (www.usatoday.com/sports)
  • · Synacor; A white-label provider of next-gen startpages, TV Everywhere solutions, and Cloud Identity Management (IDM) services with over forty-five major cable, satellite, telecom, and consumer electronics customers including Verizon, Charter, CenturyLink, Dish Network, Toshiba and Lenovo. (www.synacor.com)
  • · Sony BRAVIA Televisions and Blu-ray™ players (www.sony.com)
  • · MobiTV;  A global white label provider powering multiscreen video solutions to tier one carriers and operators (www.mobitv.com)
  • · Roku ®; A leading streaming platform for delivering video, music and casual games to the TV.  For more information, visit www.roku.com
  • · Sky Angel Faith Everywhere; Features a robust line-up of faith-based linear channels and VOD options available through the computer or iPad ®(www.skyangelewebtv.com)
  • · Dailymotion; As one of the leading sites for sharing videos, Dailymotion attracts over 106 million unique monthly visitors (source: comScore, Inc., Video Metrix, March 2012)  and 2.5 billion videos views worldwide, offering the best content from users, independent content creators and premium partners. (www.dailymotion.com)
  • · blinkx and its video search engine (www.blinkx.com)

Each of these services will deliver the ACC Digital Network’s daily news and highlights from all the league’s sponsored sports, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer and lacrosse.

“This is another giant step in the evolution of the ACC Digital Network,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “These new partnerships continue to broaden our fans ability to follow the ACC and its member schools anytime, anyplace and anywhere.”

“College sports have some of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet, and they’re turning to the internet to get highlights, insight, and exclusive video from their favorite conferences and schools,” said Chris Pirrone, General Manager of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. “We’re excited to add the ACC Digital Network’s video programming to our suite of sports content. The timing could not be better as it will provide our audience with unique coverage of ACC basketball and all the great action in March.”

ABOUT THE ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 60th year of competition, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. Since the league’s inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 127 national championships, including 67 in women’s competition and 60 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 146 times in men’s competition and 102 times in women’s action. For more information, visit theACC.com.

ABOUT THE ACC DIGITAL NETWORK

The ACC Digital Network (ACCDN) is a joint venture between Silver Chalice, a fast-growing digital sports and entertainment media firm, and Raycom Sports, a long-time television producer and partner of the Atlantic Coast Conference.  The television-quality, cross-platform digital video network covers the spectrum of one of the nation’s top intercollegiate athletic conferences, featuring both live programming and original on-demand content throughout the entire year.

ABOUT SILVER CHALICE

Silver Chalice builds and operates a fast-growing portfolio of high-value digital media businesses in the fields of sports and entertainment. At the forefront of these digital media businesses are the launch and development of The ACC Digital Network (ACCDN), Campus Insiders (CI) and Total College Sports (TCS). Silver Chalice’s clients and partners range from professional sports leagues and intercollegiate athletic conferences to entertainment powers and major media companies.

Series Features Unique Stories With on Some of the Biggest Names in ACC Basketball


CHARLOTTE, N.C. –
Episode 2 of the Emmy Award-nominated ACC Network syndicated series, ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court will begin airing for the month of February this weekend. Each half-hour show goes beyond the game to tell the unique story of a player or coach, and how they made a name for themselves in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The ACC Network’s Cory Alexander, a former University of Virginia standout and 8-year NBA guard, is the host.

The second show, scheduled to debut this weekend, profiles former Duke guard Jay Williams, who led the Blue Devils to the 2001 NCAA Championship. Hear about his All-American days at Duke, the motorcycle accident that ended his NBA career and his new career as a national television commentator.

Then spend some time with guard Kenny Anderson, who burst onto the college basketball scene in 1989 and helped Georgia Tech to its first ever Final Four appearance in 1990. Host Cory Alexander travels to New York City, where Kenny became a playground star, and talks to him about his career at Georgia Tech and 15 years in the NBA, as well as coaching high school basketball in Florida.

Episodes 3 will be released in March. For complete information on the ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court, including airdates and times, station affiliates and platforms, visit theACC.com/kings

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023.

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 46 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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“Havoline Football Saturdays in the South” Garners Fourth Emmy Award
for Best Sports Program/Series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports was honored with two Emmy Awards at the 27th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards Program, awarded by the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in a ceremony in Nashville Saturday evening.

The summer weekly series “Havoline Football Saturdays in the South” was honored with its fourth Emmy Award for Best Sports Program/Series. In addition, Raycom Sports won an Emmy Award in the category Sports Event/Game.

Executive Producer Rob Reichley received two Emmy Awards, while Producers David Barringer, Alex Farmartino and Jeremy Williams, Associate Producer Chris Duzan, and Director Billy McCoy each received one Emmy Award.

“Raycom Sports is very excited to be honored with two Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards,” said Jimmy Rayburn, Chief Operating Officer for Raycom Sports. “We are extremely proud to have a team of talented, dedicated and hard-working individuals who work tirelessly to produce the highest quality programming. They are one of the greatest assets to Raycom Sports and we are very pleased to see them recognized by their peers.”

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023.

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 46 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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DENVER, January 24, 2013—T3Media, Inc. (formerly Thought Equity Motion), a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, announced today that Raycom Sports is now utilizing its T3 Library Manager product for web-based access to its library of ACC football and men’s basketball content.

“With T3 Library Manager we are able to extract more value from our video archive and better support our ongoing production needs,” said Chad Swofford, Senior Director, New Media and Business Development for Raycom Sports. “The product enables ACC Network producers to locate archived ACC moments within seconds, preview a web version of the content, make edits online, and download the edited footage they need directly into tools like Avid Media Composer. This saves our production teams from having to spend hours and even days sorting through assets and waiting for full-length games to download before they can clip out the content they need.”

Raycom Sports is using T3 Library Manager to integrate ACC archival video into the ACC Network’s productions, including live television broadcasts, original programs, and mobile applications. Additionally, T3Media is storing the ACC men’s basketball and football library for Raycom Sports and providing dual-site backup, in which one copy is stored at Raycom Sports’ facility and an identical copy is also stored at T3Media’s data center in Wyoming.

“Our storage offering and library management tools allow Raycom Sports to focus on what it is known for—creating compelling college sports digital experiences,” said Kevin Schaff, CEO & Founder of T3Media. “We’ve created a custom ingest workflow that migrates current season content from the Avid ISIS and makes it accessible in T3 Library Manager. At the end of the season this frees up production capacity for Raycom Sports so they don’t have the expense of expanding the local networked storage but still have immediate access to their entire archive.”

To learn more about T3 Library Manager, visit www.t3media.com/librarymanager.  For press inquiries, contact ahagstrom@t3media.com.

About Raycom Sports:

Based in Charlotte, N.C., Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023. Raycom’s parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom Sports operates the ACC Network, the official multi-media platform of the ACC dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms. Built with over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights experience, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

About T3Media:

T3Media offers cloud-based storage, access, and licensing for enterprise-scale video libraries. Its technology Platform and services enable media owners to generate new value from their content while managing cost and complexity. Through www.t3licensing.com and its global sales force, the company licenses sports, news, and creative footage to producers in advertising, entertainment, publishing, and emerging media.

T3Media works with the world’s leading video libraries, including BBC Motion Gallery, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, National Geographic, The New York Times, and the NCAA®. Connect with T3Media on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

 

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Syndicated program will preview the upcoming ACC basketball season
with hosts Cory Alexander, Mike Gminski and Kelly Nash

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports will preview the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference basketball season this weekend with the “ACC Network Tip-off Special,” syndicated to 70 markets and hosted by Cory Alexander, Mike Gminski and Kelly Nash. The team will break down the rosters of all 12 ACC schools, and analyze the changing landscape of ACC basketball. In addition, Alexander and Gminski will give their preseason projections and put together their ultimate starting lineup from the current crop of ACC players.

The show will also feature two ACC seniors expected to make an impact this season, reigning ACC Tournament MVP Michael Snaer of Florida State and Reggie Johnson of Miami, as well as comments from North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and NC State head coach Mark Gottfried.

And get a preview for the second season of the award-winning series, “Kings of Court.” Watch a sneak peek of a profile on ACC Legend and Maryland great John Lucas, who has fought through adversity both on and off the court.

For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit RaycomSports.com.

Built over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. For more, visit ACCNetwork.com

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current television rightsholder of syndicated ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts. Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports was nominated for six Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards, it was announced by the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The awards will be announced on January 26, 2013 in Nashville.

The summer weekly series “Havoline Football Saturdays in the South” was nominated for the fourth time in five years in the Sports Program/Series category. It has won three Emmy Awards. Also in the Sports Program/Series category, “Kings of the Court” received its first Emmy nomination for its inaugural season.

“ACC Road Trip” was nominated for the fourth straight year in the category Magazine Program. It has been awarded three Emmys. In addition, Raycom was nominated in the categories of Director/Short Form, Writer/Short Form, and Sports Event/Game.

Producer Jeremy Williams and Associate Producers Maxwell Brooke, Richard Brooke and Chris Duzan each received three nominations, Producer Alex Farmartino and Executive Producer Rob Reichley each received two nominations, and Producer David Barringer, Director Billy McCoy, and hosts Tommy Kane and Cory Alexander each received one nomination.

“Raycom Sports is very proud to receive six nominations for the Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards,” said Ken Haines, President and CEO of Raycom Sports. “Our production staff is extremely talented, dedicated and hard-working. We are very honored to be nominated by our peers through these nominations, and are very pleased that ten members of our family have been recognized for their achievements.”

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023.

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 46 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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Fans may enter for free through online access to ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports announced today that ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy has launched a new consumer sweepstakes, the “Ultimate Road Trip,” beginning this weekend. The promotion has two grand prizes to award, a trip for two to the 2012 Country Music Awards on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tenn. and a trip for two to the 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship on December 1, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. In addition, there will be weekly and specialty prizes drawn throughout the promotion.

The sweepstakes will run from September 8, 2012 through November 8, 2012. Fans can enter by visiting www.theACC.com/RoadTrip or www.Facebook.com/theACC, and complete an Official Online Entry Form, including verification of age and acknowledgement of the Official Rules.

ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy takes fans on football adventures throughout the ACC and gives them inside access to the entire “game day” experience. Check out campus hot spots, local restaurants and the best tailgates of the season. Plus, host Tommy Kane takes a unique, up-close and often comical look into the pageantry and game day traditions that makes ACC football so great.

Whether it’s rubbing Howard’s Rock and running the hill with the Clemson Tigers, becoming a “glitter guy” at Florida State, streaking “The Lawn” at UVA, or camping out overnight with the Cameron Crazies, Kane has taken the cameras with him to share the ACC experience with fans everywhere.

ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy has been honored in the past with two Emmy Awards and several Telly Awards, while host Tommy Kane received an Official Honoree Award for Best Reality/Variety Host in the 2010 Webby Awards.

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Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023. Raycom’s parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

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CPI Activating ACC Network Sponsorship for Promotion

Charlotte, N.C. – CPI Security is launching a new consumer giveaway promotion this September on the ACC Network game of the week. The CPI Security ACC Championship Giveaway will give fans a chance to win a VIP trip for four people to the 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship game in Charlotte on December 1st. CPI Security’s ACC Championship Giveaway will be promoted on the ACC Network during each telecast and online. CPI is the sponsor of the CPI Security Redzone.

“We are proud to support ACC football and be part of this exciting championship game here in the Queen City a second year in a row,” said Ken Gill, CEO, CPI Security.

Fans may enter the promotion through the official Facebook contest page at cpisecurity.com/acc. The winner will receive round trip travel for four people, hotel accommodations, four game tickets, and a gift package for the 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship game. Official rules and regulations available at cpisecurity.com. No purchase is necessary to enter.

About CPI Security Systems

As the largest privately held security company in the Southeast, CPI Security serves over 90,000 residential and business customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, and provides industry-leading alarm response and emerging technologies in home automation allowing consumers to remotely control lights, appliances and thermostat with the touch of a button. CPI Security Systems Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC in a state-of-the-art, UL-listed and 5 Diamond Award facility, was founded by CEO Kenneth J. Gill in 1991 and has branch offices in Raleigh and Greensboro, NC, Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA.   For more information on CPI Security, please visit cpisecurity.com.

About the ACC Network

The ACC Network is the official multimedia platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports. Built over 30 years of broadcast production and multimedia rights, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. The ACC Network is managed in Charlotte, N.C.  For more, visit ACCNetwork.com.

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Multi-Platinum Selling Group’s Single “Hell or Hallelujah”
Will Kickoff ACC Network Telecasts

Charlotte, N.C. – Legendary multi-platinum group KISS will rock ACC Network telecasts of Atlantic Coast Conference football, it was announced today by Raycom Sports. Through this partnership of rock royalty and premier college football, KISS’ new hit single “Hell or Hallelujah” will set the tone for the kickoff of each week’s syndicated game.

Rock legends KISS is the juggernaut of them all having already broken box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis. Their 40-plus year history includes — 28 U.S. gold albums, the most gold records for any American rock band, 40 million sales in the U.S., and a total exceeding 100 million worldwide.   Their 20th studio album MONSTER will be released October 16,  The band’s first single from  MONSTER, the full-throttle, autobiographical rocker “Hell or Hallelujah,” immediately went #1 on the iTunes rock  charts in the U.S., and numerous countries around the world including Australia, Finland, Norway, Sweden and more.

Rock legends KISS return with Monster, a 12-track, straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll album features collaborations among all four members – including co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer – in an album that shows the band at the top of its game.

“We are honored to have KISS open our ACC football telecasts,” said David Barringer, producer for Raycom Sports. “KISS’ music and college football go hand in hand. They are part of the fabric of America and American culture.  Their pure, high energy music is going to be a great addition to our games.”

KISS leads a star-studded list of performers featured in Raycom football and basketball telecasts over the years, including Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Jason Aldean, Daughtry, Sugarland, Alison Krauss, Chris Brown, Lil’ Mama, T-Pain, David Cook and Ricky Skaggs.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, The ACC Network is the official multi-media platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports.

Built over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. For more, visit ACCNetwork.com

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current television rightsholder of syndicated ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts. Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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