CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –The Virginia women’s soccer program will have five matches broadcast on the ACC Network this fall, including four home matches, it was announced by ESPN on Wednesday (June 12).
Among the matches selected for broadcast are two home non-conference matchups, two home ACC matches and a road match in conference play.
The home matches broadcast on the ACC Network will be West Virginia (Sunday, Sept. 1), Georgetown (Thursday, Sept. 5), Duke (Sunday, Sept. 29) and Notre Dame (Sunday, Oct. 20). The Cavaliers will also be broadcast in their match at Florida State (Sunday, Oct. 13).
Virginia will announce additional coverage for its fall Olympic sports on the ACC Network Extra (ACCNE) online digital platform at a later date.
ACC Network the new, 24/7 national platform launching on August 22, 2019, will elevate the ACC’s field hockey, women’s soccer and volleyball programs with unprecedented national television coverage this fall. ACCN will exclusively televise 62 field hockey, women’s soccer and volleyball games in its debut year – representing a 90 percent increase in the number of ACC women’s events available on an ESPN linear network over last year and the most live, national coverage of ACC women’s fall sports ever.
Women’s soccer will have a dedicated night of live programming each week on Thursdays throughout the regular season, with additional matches on Sundays. ACCN will also televise the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship.
Keeper Cam Technology
Technology and innovation will be at the forefront of ACCN’s coverage of women’s soccer as telecasts will feature ESPN’s exclusive “Keeper Cam” goal post camera system currently used on ESPN’s Major League Soccer productions. The technology utilizes cameras mounted inside the goal posts at both the four-inch and two-and one-half inch heights to provide unique views of the area in front of the goal, as well as straight down the goal line. The ACC will be the first and only collegiate conference to deploy the camera system.
About ACC Network
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 set to launch August 22, 2019. 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 (ACCNE), 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.
*Carriage agreements are already in place with the following video providers: Altice, DIRECTV, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Optimum, PlayStation Vue, Suddenlink, TVision and Verizon Fios, among others. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN App to authenticated cable subscribers. Fans interested in learning more about ACCN can visit www.GetACCN.com. Fans whose provider is not currently scheduled to carry the ACCN are encouraged to contact their provider by phone, email or through social media and request carriage of the network.
VIRGINIA WOMEN’S SOCCER EVENTS ON ACCN
Sep. 1 West Virginia at Virginia 2:00pm
Sep. 5 Georgetown at Virginia 7:00pm
Sep. 29 Duke at Virginia 2:00pm
Oct. 13 Virginia at Florida State 1:00pm
Oct. 20 Notre Dame at Virginia 2:00pm