Disney Media Distribution and Cox Communications have reached an agreement to carry ESPN’s newly launched ACC Network. The deal will allow fans and followers of the Atlantic Coast Conference to access the multiplatform network in all Cox markets once launched.
“We know our customers are passionate about sports, and we’re excited to be able to connect them to exclusive ACC content and games through this agreement,” said Andy Albert, Cox Communications senior vice president, content acquisition.
Added Sean Breen, Disney Media Distribution senior vice president, “Cox Communications’ strong presence in key markets across the ACC footprint makes this agreement great for their consumers and vibrant fan base. With more than 30 remaining football games on tap this season, Cox subscribers will get to welcome the ACC Network in overdrive.”
All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN app to authenticated subscribers.
Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference, ACC Network (ACCN) is a new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports. Approximately 450 live contests including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports will be televised annually, plus a complement of news and information shows and original programming.
Together, the ACCN and its digital platform, ACC Network Extra (ACCNX), will feature 1,350 ACC events in its first year. ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979 and has exclusive rights to every conference-controlled game across all sports and championships.
Comcast Cable, which serves the Blacksburg area, has yet to pull the new network into its lineup, leaving at least half of Hokie fans out in the cold.