ESPN and the ACC are launching the new ACC Network in 2019, and the first college football game on the network will be Georgia Tech at Clemson.
The ACC Network will officially launch on Thursday, Aug. 22. One week later on Thursday, Aug. 29, the ACC Network will televise the Georgia Tech at Clemson matchup at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina.
“With just under nine months until launch, we are all systems go with ACC Network preparations. 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,” ESPN President and Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks James Pitaro said.
The 24/7 ACC Network will air approximately 450 live contests annually, including 40 regular-season football games. Altogether, the ACC Network’s TV and digital offerings will air over 1,300 events in its first year.
“We continue to look ahead to the launch of the ACC Network with great anticipation, and this is another step in the process,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “Showcasing all of our outstanding programs remains a top priority, and our partnership with ESPN allows fans to have greater access than ever before. I also commend our schools who have done an outstanding job in their preparations for a successful launch.”
Here's the logo for the new ACC Network. pic.twitter.com/s8J3nLFEY7
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