Nokia and the Atlantic Coast Conference Announce the Launch of the ACC Sports App for Nokia Lumia smartphones

March 8, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Raycom Sports announced the launch of the Official ACC Sports application exclusively for the next 12 months on Nokia Lumia smartphones. The ACC Sports application can be downloaded on the Nokia Lumia 710, now available at T-Mobile, and the forthcoming Nokia Lumia 900 with AT&T. Through the new partnership, the application will be free to ACC fans for two years. This includes select live football and basketball syndicated ACC Network telecasts from Raycom Sports.

The ACC app for Nokia Lumia brings fans innovative, first to market features, including:

  • Live streaming with integrated stats. Browse team, player and game stats without leaving the live game.
  • Full ACC Basketball Tournament bracket. Panorama view makes it easy to follow your favorite team’s run to the title. ACC students, fans, faculty and alumni can stay connected with daily features, latest news, standings, live games stats and daily VOD content from the ACC Digital Network. VOD offering includes ACC Now, Breaking News, Plays of the Week, Athletes of the Week, Game Highlights and features on former ACC athletes.

"Introducing our ACC App on Nokia Lumia smartphones is terrific and further enhances our league's commitment to being in the forefront of new technology," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "We will continue to embrace ways to offer fans more access to our conference than ever before."

“Fans are constantly turning to their mobile devices for news and information about their favorite teams,” said Colin Smith, Vice-President of New Media & Distribution for Raycom Sports. “It’s imperative for us to give ACC fans access to real-time information, news and live events on as many platforms as possible. We are very excited to bring the ACC experience to Nokia Lumia smartphone devices.”

Bryan Biniak, VP, Global Partner and App Development at Nokia added, “The ACC is one of the premiere BCS conferences in the country, so we are proud to bring this exciting college sports experience exclusively to ACC fans on our newly launched Nokia Lumia smartphones for the next twelve months.” An updated version of the ACC Sports app will be released for the start of the 2012 college football season.

"As you'd expect from  Nokia, the App is top notch and well-polished."

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Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.

The Atlantic Coast Conference is now in its 59th year of competition, the ACC 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 124 national championships, including 66 in women’s competition and 58 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 140 times in men’s competition and 99 times in women’s action. For more information, visit theACC.com.

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023. Raycom’s parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.