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Jan. 9, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference has taken its digital network to an unprecedented level this week with the launch of ‘ACC Live’, the new studio show streamed live Monday through Friday at noon Eastern. The show’s launch Monday, Jan. 7 coincided with the start of conference play for ACC Men’s Basketball, and provided fans with full coverage of the opening weekend.
In addition to the around the clock, on-demand, video coverage already produced by the ACC Digital Network (ACCDN) brought to you by Ruby Tuesday, fans can now watch from http://theacc.co/ACCLive every weekday as host Jeff Fischel brings fans full coverage of the ACC. Fischel will also be joined by reporter Kelly Nash, basketball analysts J.R. Reid of North Carolina, Mike Gminski of Duke, Chucky Brown of NC State and former Wake Forest Quarterback Riley Skinner.
Each weekday brings a specific focus to the show. Wednesday’s show is ‘ACC Live: ACCess’ and today fans will be treated to an exclusive one-on-one interview between Jeff Fischel and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. Episodes run fifteen minutes and the daily show themes are as follows:
ACC Live: Breakdown – In depth analysis and perspective from the past weekend.
ACC Live: Trending – An engaging interactive look at storylines in the ACC and the inside scoop on what’s hot around the conference.
ACC Live: ACCess – Exclusive interviews and inside access to the teams, coaches and student athletes of the ACC.
ACC Live: Throwback – A look at the unique archive of the ACC featuring stories and moments from some of the greatest games and players in college sports history.
ACC Live: Tipoff – A fans guide to the games, players and story lines to watch over the weekend.
"The ACC Digital Network continues to produce first-class programming that provides fans with more access and content than ever before," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "As we begin the 2013 year, the launch of ACC Live is another terrific way to highlight the league and its member schools."
“I’m tremendously excited to be a part of the ACC Digital Network and to bring my experience as a player and coach to each team’s coverage in a way that no other conference has done before,” said J.R. Reid former University of North Carolina forward and Virginia Beach native. “The ACC Digital Network creates a unique online opportunity that affords fans of ACC teams all around the world a chance to stay on top of the action for their favorite teams.”
Launched in fall 2011, the ACC Digital Network brought to you by Ruby Tuesday produces daily, live and on-demand video providing college sports fans the chance to view, comment upon and share great video by visiting www.theaccdn.com or through the ACCDN’s YouTube partner channel at youtube.com/accdigitalnetwork.
In addition, this season the ACCDN will broadcast six live ACC Women’s Basketball games beginning this Thursday, Jan. 10 with North Carolina vs. NC State at 7 p.m. The complete game broadcast schedule can be found at http://theacc.co/WBBschedule.
"We are very excited to add the daily live shows and more live games to our existing programming lineup," said Matt Carstens General Manager of the ACCDN. "With such a deep and unparalleled collection of content, ACC fans around the world will be able to keep a closer watch on the schools they cheer for and attended, and the teams they love."
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.
ABOUT THE ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE
The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 60th year of competition, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. Since the league’s inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 127 national championships, including 67 in women’s competition and 60 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 145 times in men’s competition and 104 times in women’s action. For more information, visit theACC.com.