The ACC Network launches Thursday, Aug. 22,with Georgia Tech football having a prominent role early on.
New head coach Geoff Collins’ Yellow Jackets will open the season against the reigning national champion Clemson Tigers at 8 p.m. Aug. 29. on the new network. Georgia Tech’s home opener against USF (2 p.m., Sept. 7) also will air on the new channel.
For its college football debut, ESPN’s GameDay — in its 26th season — will be live from Clemson, S.C. Dave O’Brien and Tim Hasselbeck will call the inaugural football game on the new network. They’ll be assisted by Katie George and Maria Taylor on the sidelines.
The network, owned and operated by ESPN, will air 40 regular-season football games, including 14 in the first three weeks of the 2019 season. Its financial boost to the 14-member schools may not be as significant in its first year.
Where can I watch?
Several large television providers, including some with a presence in the Atlanta market, have yet to agree to carry the network. In Georgia, Disney — which owns ESPN — has agreements with providers DirecTV, Verizon Fios, TVision and Google Fiber. Charter-Spectrum cut a deal on Aug. 14.
What about streaming services?
YouTube TV, Hulu and PlayStation Vue are all linked. Games also be available on the ESPN app to authenticated cable subscribers.
What providers don’t have agreements?
With a week till launch, AT&T U-Verse, Comcast and the Dish Network, all of which have significant coverage in Atlanta, have not reached agreements. That represents about 47 million households.
You can search your ZIP code on GetACCN.com for list of providers in your area.
What games will air on the ACC Network?
The early season ACC Network football schedule includes (All times Eastern):
Thursday, Aug. 29
8 p.m., Georgia Tech at Clemson
Friday, Aug. 30
8 p.m., Utah State at Wake Forest
Saturday, Aug. 31
Noon, East Carolina at NC State
4 p.m., Virginia Tech at Boston College
7:30 p.m. Virginia at Pitt
Friday, Sept. 6
8 p.m., William & Mary at Virginia
Saturday, Sept. 7
11 a.m., Ohio at Pitt
2 p.m., South Florida at Georgia Tech
5 p.m., ULM at Florida State
8 p.m., Miami at North Carolina
Friday, Sept. 13
7:30 p.m., Kansas at Boston College
Saturday, Sept. 14
Noon, Furman at Virginia Tech
4 p.m., Bethune-Cookman at Miami
7:30 p.m., Florida State at Virginia
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