The video-centric app will initially focus upon Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament action, providing original, in-depth coverage and social features connecting sports fans with the tournament and each other
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) today announced a Facebook timeline app enabling friends to watch, comment upon, and share video around ACC Men’s & Women’s Basketball teams and their journeys through March tournament play. The Facebook timeline app can be found at http://apps.facebook.com/accsports, or by searching “ACC Sports” on Facebook.
Using video from The ACC Digital Network, a joint venture between Raycom Sports and digital media firm Silver Chalice, the ACC Sports on Facebook timeline app provides users the ability to watch in-depth news, analysis, and highlights around basketball coverage in March in addition to video programming covering the Conference’s entire array of sports.
“We couldn’t be more proud to stand next to the ACC and Raycom Sports, who are integrating with Facebook to combine the authoritative coverage of the Conference’s video network with the power and utility of the social site,” said Jason Coyle, Chief Operating Officer at Silver Chalice. “At Silver Chalice we are committed to changing the way fans can interact with teams, schools, conferences, and leagues and will continue to demonstrate that through the ACC Digital Network and our connected sports products.”
“The ACC Sports on Facebook timeline app is a great addition to the Conference’s growing collection of digital assets. ACC fans are some of the most passionate in all of college sports, and we are pleased to bring them another opportunity to engage with the schools, the Conference and each other through Facebook,” said Colin Smith, VP of New Media and Distribution at Raycom Sports.
Within the app, each ACC school will also be highlighted and have a unique section of video programming, where fans will be able to Like their school and share videos to other fans and rivals, alike. The app will highlight what other friends are watching and feature the most popular videos in a “most viewed” section highlighting the ACC Digital Network’s hottest programming.
To learn more about ACC Digital Network programming visit http://www.theaccdn.com/
ABOUT THE ATLANTIC COAST COFERENCE
The Atlantic Coast Conference is now in its 59th year of competition and 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 124 national championships, including 66 in women’s competition and 58 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 140 times in men’s competition and 99 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 Raycom Sports, a long-time partner television producer and partner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and of digital media firm Silver Chalice. 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 content throughout the entire year.
ABOUT RAYCOM SPORTS
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’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.
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. Silver Chalice’s clients and partners range from professional sports leagues and intercollegiate athletic conferences to entertainment powers and major media companies.
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