CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia will be featured on the new ACC Network a total of 14 times this fall beginning with football’s season opener at Pittsburgh on August 31.
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 ON THE ACC NETWORK
Aug. 31 Football at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
Sep. 1 Women’s Soccer at West Virginia 2 p.m.
Sep. 5 Women’s Soccer vs. Georgetown 7 p.m.
Sep. 6 Football vs. William & Mary 8 p.m.
Sep. 14 Football vs. Florida State 7:30 p.m.
Sep. 20 Field Hockey at Syracuse 4 p.m.
Sep. 23 Men’s Soccer vs. Western Michigan 7 p.m.
Sep. 25 Volleyball vs. Pittsburgh 6:30 p.m.
Sep. 29 Women’s Soccer vs. Duke 2 p.m.
Oct. 13 Women’s Soccer at Florida State 1 p.m.
Oct. 15 Men’s Soccer vs. James Madison 7 p.m.
Oct. 18 Field Hockey vs. Duke 4 p.m.
Oct. 20 Women’s Soccer vs. Notre Dame 2 p.m.
Oct. 28 Field Hockey vs. Liberty 6 p.m.
*Schedule subject to change
Men’s soccer will have a dedicated night of live programming each week. ACC men’s games are slated for Fridays with additional matches on Tuesdays throughout the fall. ACCN will also televise the first round, quarterfinals and semifinals of the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship.
Volleyball and women’s soccer will each have a dedicated night of live programming each week with volleyball airing on Wednesdays, and women’s soccer Thursdays throughout the regular season, with additional matches on Sundays.
ACC field hockey games will be showcased on Fridays and Sundays throughout the fall. ACCN will also televise the quarterfinals, semifinals and final of the ACC Field Hockey Championship, as well as the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship.
Keeper Cam Technology (Soccer)
Technology and innovation will be at the forefront of ACCN’s coverage of men’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.