This just in from the New England Sports Network a.k.a. NESN. It has signed a deal to air the ACC cable syndication package which means a total of 14 football games and over 30 men’s basketball games. It’s similar to what Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic announced last week. And NESN will air the weekly “ACC All-Access” show. In addition to football and basketball, NESN will have the rights to air conference lacrosse, soccer and baseball games.
We have the press release direct from NESN.
New Partnership Includes Live Coverage of 14 ACC Football Games Beginning September 3
BOSTON, MA – NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, today announced a multi-year, multi-sport rights agreement to air Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) events. The new agreement expands on the network’s six-year partnership with the conference to include a weekly ACC football game in addition to over 30 men’s basketball telecasts. Also included as part of the agreement will be live coverage of women’s basketball regular season and conference tournament games plus baseball, softball, lacrosse, and the weekly program “ACC All-Access”. All football and men’s/women’s basketball telecasts will be produced in HD.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with the ACC to include a weekly football game, giving New England sports fans a chance to see some of the best college football in the nation,” said Sean McGrail, NESN’s President and CEO.
NESN’s season-long coverage of ACC football will begin this Saturday, September 3 at 3:30 PM when North Carolina hosts James Madison. Additional matchups scheduled to air on NESN in September include:
September 10 – North Carolina State at Wake Forest – 3:30 PM
September 17 – Kansas at Georgia Tech – 12:30 PM
September 17 – Arkansas State at Virginia Tech – 4:00 PM
Matchups for the remainder of the schedule will be announced on a week-to-week basis.
As part of the new agreement, NESN will also feature live coverage of the 12th ranked Boston College women’s soccer team on September 22 at 8:00 PM when they travel to 3rd ranked Maryland.
A full schedule of all the ACC games that will air NESN will be available later this month at NESN.com.
And we have the ACC football schedule that will be aired on NESN throughout the season.
NESN’s 2011 ACC FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 3 – James Madison at North Carolina, 3:30 PM
Saturday, September 10 – North Carolina State at Wake Forest, 3:30 PM
Saturday, September 17 – Kansas at Georgia Tech, 12:30 PM
Saturday, September 17 – Arkansas State at Virginia Tech, 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 24 – Teams TBD, 3:30 PM
Saturday, October 1– Teams TBD, 3:30 PM
Saturday, October 8 – Teams TBD, 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 15 – Teams TBD, 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 22 – Teams TBD, 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 29 – Teams TBD, 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 5 – Teams TBD, 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 12 – Teams TBD, 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 19 – Teams TBD, 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 26 – Teams TBD, 3:30 PM
That will do it.