RAM Trucks Signs On as Presenting Sponsor of ACC Network Studio Show

Aug. 28, 2012

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports announced that the RAM Truck brand has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the college football studio show on the ACC Network. The “ACC Blitz presented by RAM Trucks” will complement coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference Football on the ACC Network this fall. Airing at noon every Saturday of the college football season, the show is hosted by Tom Werme and Tommy Bowden.

“We are proud to continue our support of the ACC games through our sponsorship of ACC Blitz,” said Al Gardner, Director - Southeast Business Center, Chrysler Group LLC. “ACC fans share the same winning spirit and guts and glory attitude as our RAM trucks.”

“We are very excited to have RAM as the presenting sponsor for ACC Blitz,” said Jimmy Rayburn, chief operating officer for Raycom Sports. “The studio show has been a great addition to the ACC Network coverage. We feel that having a partner such as the RAM Truck brand builds upon the momentum from last season for the ACC Blitz presented by RAM Trucks. And it also gives fans a unique view of the Conference each week leading into our ACC Network telecasts.”

The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer. Ram increases the capabilities of its hardest-working trucks – the Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks – and adds a new Ram Cargo Van, which expands Ram’s reach into the Class 1 segment.

The new 2013 RAM 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy and current model RAM 2500 / 3500 Heavy Duty pickups include a variety of safety, fuel efficiency and convenience features. RAM Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities.

The ACC Network is the official multimedia platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports. Built with over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights experience, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of 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. The ACC Network is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Based in Charlotte, N.C., Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports marketing, event management and production firm. Raycom is the syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Ala., owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.