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ACC Network
Country
AvailabilityRegional
HeadquartersCharlotte, North Carolina
Broadcast area
United States
OwnerRaycom Sports
ParentRaycom Media
Key people
Ken Haines (President & CEO, Raycom Sports) John Swofford (Commissioner of the ACC) and John Skipper (President, ESPN Inc.)
EstablishedDecember 1982 (without a branding)
May 2010 (under the ACC Network branding)
Launch date
September 2010
DissolvedJuly 2019
Affiliateslist of affiliates
Official website
www.theacc.com
www.raycomsports.com

ACC Network is a syndicated package of college sports telecasts featuring football and basketball events from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The telecasts are produced by Raycom Sports, the sports syndication unit of Montgomery, Alabama-based Raycom Media. The network itself is based at Raycom Sports headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Broadcast games are shown locally on over-the-air broadcast stations, regional sports networks, as well as on online streaming service ESPN3 and the WatchESPN application on mobile devices. The syndicated network is produced in a partnership between Raycom, ESPN, and the ACC.[1][2]

ACC Network is expected to be discontinued after the 2018–19 season; in July 2016, ESPN announced plans to launch an ACC cable channel of the same name in 2019, and will acquire the ACC rights that were previously sub-licensed to Raycom.

History

ACC men's basketball had been broadcast by Raycom/JP Sports, a joint venture of Raycom Sports and Jefferson-Pilot Teleproductions, since the 1982-1983 basketball season. The roots of the current package date to 1957, when Greensboro businessman C.D. Chesley hastily assembled a five-station network to broadcast North Carolina's appearance in that year's Final Four. The Tar Heels went on to win the national championship, and Chesley expanded to a full-season package for the 1957-58 season. Chelsey retained the rights until his retirement in 1981, and then Baltimore-based Metrosports had the ACC rights just for the 1981-82 season.

The first ACC basketball telecast by Raycom/JP Sports was an early-season game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Duke Blue Devils on the night of December 8, 1982, at 9 p.m. E.T.[3][4]

Jefferson-Pilot Teleproductions was the sole producer of ACC football beginning with the 1984 football season, but the Raycom/JP Sports joint venture began to include ACC football for the 2004 season.[5]

In 2006, JP Sports' parent company, the Jefferson Pilot Corporation, merged with Lincoln National Corporation, taking the broadcasting and sports broadcasting divisions with it. JP Sports became Lincoln Financial Sports, thereby renaming the joint venture Raycom/LF Sports. Lincoln sold its sports broadcasting division to Raycom Media in November 2007, making Raycom Sports the sole producer of all ACC projects and, since from January 2008 until March 2009, SEC men's basketball and football.

In 2010, ESPN acquired rights to ACC football and basketball, replacing Raycom. In a discussion between ACC commissioner John Swofford and then-ESPN president John Skipper, Swofford acknowledged Raycom's long-standing relationship with the conference, and requested that it continue to be involved in some way. ESPN negotiated a sub-licensing agreement with Raycom, which would allow it to continue producing a syndicated package of ACC football and basketball broadcasts. As a condition of the deal, they were rebranded under the new on-air title ACC Network. As part of the agreement, Raycom also agreed to operate the ACC's website and digital properties. It was suggested that ESPN may have agreed to this request in order to reduce conflicts with SEC NetworkESPN Regional Television's then-new package of syndicated Southeastern Conference football and basketball.[6][7]

Raycom began syndicating the ACC Network beyond the ACC footprint sometime between 2010 and 2013.[4] Beginning with the 2014–2015 academic season, the ACC Network expanded distribution up to 84% of the entire United States, taking advantage of the replacement of ESPN's syndicated SEC broadcasts with the new SEC Network cable channel.[2][8]

Future

On July 21, 2016, ESPN announced a 20-year extension of its ACC rights, and that it would launch a new ACC cable network, also known as ACC Network, in 2019, with its accompanying digital platform ACC Network Extra launching in the 2016–17 season. As part of the establishment of the channel, ESPN will acquire Raycom Sports' previous package of games.[9][10][11]

As of the 2018 ACC football season, the ACC Network title has been downplayed from the broadcasts, in favor of Raycom Sports.

Distribution

United States

The ACC Network includes:

  • 35 CW affiliates (including WTTO in Birmingham, WCCT in Hartford, WTOG in Tampa, WUPA in Atlanta, WNOL in New Orleans, WKBD in Detroit, KPLR in St. Louis and KMYS in San Antonio)
  • 32 MyNetworkTV affiliates (including WUXP in Nashville, WDCA in Washington, WNDY in Indianapolis, WUAB in Cleveland, and WCGV in Milwaukee)
  • 20 independent stations (including WLNY in New York and KTXA in Dallas)
  • 12 Fox affiliates (including WOFL in Orlando and WXIX in Cincinnati)
  • 11 CBS affiliates (including WFOR in Miami, WJZ in Baltimore and WBTV in Charlotte)
  • 10 NBC affiliates (including WRAL in Raleigh)
  • 9 ABC affiliates (including WHAS in Louisville, WPVI in Philadelphia and WTAE in Pittsburgh)

Canada

Since 2005, Boston area MyNetworkTV affiliate WSBK has been running Raycom's syndicated ACC Basketball and Football. Because of WSBK's carriage in Canada as a superstation, the ACC Network (through WSBK) is available to several cable and satellite subscribers in Canada. This includes satellite subscribers of Bell TV and Shaw Direct, as well as cable providers such as Rogers Cable, Shaw Cable, Cogeco, and Persona.

The ACC Network is also available over-the-air to Canadians living close enough to a major American city with an ACC Network affiliate. Residents in Southwestern Ontario, including Windsor and the Chatham-Kent area, can access ACC Network broadcasts over-the-air and on cable through Detroit, Michigan CW affiliate WKBD-TV. ACC Network programming is seen over the air in the Fort Erie/Niagara Falls, Ontario, area through Buffalo, New York's CW affiliate WNLO. Due to WNLO's one million watts of effective radiated power, its signal coverage can take ACC Network's coverage as far north as the Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, area. ACC Network games can also be seen in southern Essex County, Pelee Island, and the London, Ontario, area via Cleveland-based MyNetworkTV affiliate WUAB.

Mexico's border region and the Bahamas

Likewise, in Mexico, The ACC Network is also available over-the-air to any Mexican viewers who live close enough to an American city along the U.S.-Mexico border and equipped with digital TV tuners. It is viewable in the northern Chihuahua, including Ciudad Juárez via CW affiliate KVIA-DT2, the Nuevo Laredo area in northwest Tamaulipas via Laredo, Texas NBC affiliate KGNS-TV, as well as in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico thanks to the signal coverage of San Diego, California, area independent station KUSI-TV. ACC Network programming is also available in The Bahamas through Miami's CBS-owned station WFOR due to that station's cable carriage there.[2]

Programming besides live games

Primary source:[12]

  • ACC Football Blitz - pre-game in-studio show
  • ACC Basketball Tip-off Show
  • Kings of the Court

On-air personalities

ACC Football

ACC Basketball

Play-by-play commentators

Color analysts

See also

References

  1. ^ "ACC Properties - ACC". theacc.com. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Press Release (July 1, 2014). "ACC Network Has Expanded National Reach" Raycom Sports. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  3. ^ 2007 ACC Tournament Official Program, page 24.
  4. ^ a b Haygood, Daniel (Spring 2013). "Through Part of Seven Decades, From C.D. Chesley to Raycom Sports, ACC Basketball has Gaines Exposure Through Partnerships, Distribution, Innovation" (PDF). ACC Sports Journal. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 20, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
  5. ^ ACCSlicks.pdf Archived October 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Raycom Sports. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  6. ^ Smith, Michael; Ourand, John (October 5, 2010). "History with ACC secures future for Raycom". Washington Business Journal. American City Business Journals. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  7. ^ Smith, Michael (October 4, 2010). "History with ACC secures Future for Raycom" (PDF). Sports and Business Journal. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  8. ^ "ACC Network will be syndicated in 90 million homes". nbcsports.com. July 19, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  9. ^ "Art of the deal: How Swofford, ACC, ESPN reached agreement to launch ACC Network". The News & Observer. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  10. ^ "ACC, ESPN announce new television deal, including launch of ACC Network". syracuse.com. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  11. ^ "ESPN-backed ACC Network launches in 2019". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  12. ^ "Raycom/Jefferson Pilot ACC Syndicated Package Promotional Brochures (1990-2013)" (PDF). raycomsports.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
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