All-Time High 189 National Television Appearances Highlight 2011-12 ACC Television Schedule

Aug. 24, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – An all-time high 189 national television appearances highlight the 2011-12 Atlantic Coast Conference basketball schedule released today by Commissioner John Swofford. In addition, each of the league’s 96 conference games will be broadcast live.

In the first year of a new 12-year agreement with ESPN, all of the league’s conference games schedule will be carried by either ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com, the ACC Network or the ACC Regional Sports Networks (RSN). All conference games carried by the ACC Network, or the Regional Sports Network (RSN), will also be broadcast live nationally on ESPN3.com, as will selected games by ESPN.

Highlights:
• Full national telecasts on all games televised on an ESPN platform (had been local market blackouts on handful of telecasts).
• The new weekly ACC Sunday Night Basketball franchise on ESPNU;
• The continuation of ACC action on ESPN’s Super Tuesday, Wednesday Night Hoops, Thursday Night Showcase and Saturdays;
• The rights to every ACC Tournament game for distribution across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU (with no blackouts).

The ACC Network, which under the previous TV agreement, syndicated games only within the ACC footprint, will now syndicate ACC games through-out the country.

Further nonconference game selections by the conference’s Regional Sports Networks will be forthcoming and announced at a later date.

Through a new sublicense arrangement with ESPN, Raycom Sports will continue its long-standing position as the syndication home of ACC content for over-the-air and regional cable network distribution in the ACC market and beyond. As a result, every regular-season intra-conference game and the entire conference tournament will be produced and distributed via ESPN and Raycom Sports.

2011-12 ACC National Appearances Breakdown

Title Games App.
ESPNU 50 72
ESPN/ESPN2 17 32
ESPN2 20 18
ESPN 13 24
ESPN/ACC Network 4 8
ESPN2/ACC Network 4 8
ESPNU/ACC Network 4 8
ESPN/E2/EU 6 6
CBS College Sports 1 1
ESPN2/ESPNU 1 1
MASN 1 1
ESPN2/ESPNU 1 1

Title Games App.
ESPN3 4 4
National TV (other) 3 3
CBS 2 2