Charlotte, N.C. – The ACC Network announced today that 71 television affiliates, from 27 states, will air ACC Network football games for the 2011 season, beginning with this weekend’s season opener. Through an agreement with ESPN, the ACC Network will syndicate ACC Football games outside the ACC footprint for the first time. Local affiliates have been added in over 25 new markets, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Denver, Indianapolis, Cleveland and Green Bay.
“This season, ACC syndicated football games will be available on stations in more markets than at any time in the history of the conference,” said George Johnson, Senior Vice President of Raycom Sports. “This is a great milestone for the ACC Network and the Atlantic Coast Conference. We are very excited to have such a strong network of affiliates showcase the ACC.”
In addition, every ACC Network game will be available live on theACC.com as well as on the official ACC mobile applications and outside of ACC territory on the ESPN3 platform.
ACC Football games scheduled for the first three weeks include Virginia Tech hosting Appalachian State on September 3rd, followed by Rutgers at North Carolina on September 10th and Duke at Boston College on September 17th. Kickoff time for all ACC Network football games is 12:30 pm.
Calling the action for the ACC Network are Steve Martin and Tim Brant, who split play-by-play duties. They are joined in the booth by veteran color analyst Dave Archer. Sideline reporting is handled by 25-year ACC veteran Mike Hogewood.
Preceding each ACC Network game is the McAlister’s Deli ACC Blitz, a new show for 2011 hosted by Danielle Trotta and two-time ACC Coach of the Year Tommy Bowden. The live studio show will feature a look around the league and preview the upcoming ACC Network Game of the Week.
For complete information on the ACC Network, including schedule, station affiliates and platforms, visit ACCnetwork.com.
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. Raycom Sports, in a partnership with the ACC, 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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