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Free On-Demand Access to ACC Highlights & Programming in Time for NCAA Basketball Championships
Charlotte, N.C.–March 17, 2014: Just in time for the most exciting part of the college basketball season, the ACC Digital Network (ACCDN) announced today the launch of “ACC Sports” on Apple TV. As tournament time commences, the new service makes available the ACCDN’s extensive highlights and feature programming to Apple TV users in the US.
The ACC Digital Network, the ACC’s official home for game highlights and insider programming, will entertain fans with hundreds of videos to choose from including in-depth coverage and analysis updated daily. Specifically for March, host Jeff Fischel, along with former ACC basketball greats Drew Barry and JR Reid, will follow ACC teams as they advance throughout the tournament with game previews, analysis and a “Road to Texas” feature series.
"We are pleased to announce this partnership that will allow our fans access to the ACC Digital Network on their Apple TV,” said Commissioner John Swofford. "We have seen terrific success in fans enjoying the ACC Digital Network, and bringing this content to Apple TV is an exciting next step."
As a bonus to college sports fans everywhere and exclusive to Apple TV, “ACC Sports” will feature access to Campus Insiders, the leading digital college sports network covering all major collegiate conferences. As part of its March programming, Campus Insiders will cover the NCAA basketball post-season from start to finish with daily reports from top tier talent including Bonnie Bernstein, Seth Davis and more than 100 insiders reporting from campuses across the nation. As part of the launch, Campus Insiders will publish more than 70 videos today including team previews of all 68 teams selected for the tournament.
“Our goal since we launched the ACC Digital Network is to deliver ACC fans immediate access to their school video highlights wherever they want to watch it,” said Dana Golden, EVP Strategic Partnerships of the ACC Digital Network. “Through Apple TV, fans will be able to go directly to their favorite school content and have all of their game highlights, school features and classic tournament games on demand in the comfort of their living room. In addition, our partnership with Campus Insiders will give fans access to college highlights and news from schools across the country for a comprehensive view of the college sports landscape.”
ABOUT THE ACC DIGITAL NETWORK
The ACC Digital Network (ACCDN) is a joint venture between Silver Chalice, a fast-growing digital sports and entertainment media firm and Raycom Sports, a long-time television producer and partner of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The television-quality, cross-platform digital video network covers the spectrum of one of the nation’s top intercollegiate athletic conferences, featuring both live programming and original on-demand content throughout the entire year. All ACCDN videos are viewable on theACC.com, the ACC mobile and tablet app, as well as various streaming and connected mobile and TV devices. For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @theACCDN on Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT THE ACC
The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 61st year of competition and 15 members strong, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC members, consisting of Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, continue to build upon the cornerstones on which the league was founded in 1953 with a consistent balance of academics, athletics and integrity. For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @theACC on Twitter, Instagram and on facebook.com/theACC.
ABOUT CAMPUS INSIDERS
Campus Insiders is a partnership between IMG College and Silver Chalice, making it the premier online destination and leading digital content syndication source for college sports fans. Campus Insiders features high-quality unrestricted content, including live studio shows, video on demand (VOD), and more than 2,000 live games, available on multiple platforms and distribution points. For more information visit, campusinsiders.com and follow @campusinsiders on Twitter, Instagram and on facebook.com/campusinsiders.