The ACC’s march towards its own exclusive network began this week, as ESPN launched the ACC Network Extra feature as part of its WatchESPN online family of channels. The network is now readily available as part of the online streaming service with games already scheduled for several of the league’s entities.
At its football media kickoff in late July, the conference announced a partnership with ESPN that would lead directly to the creation of an ACC Network in 2019. Beginning this month, the league will begin offering exclusive live events via the digital online feed available at ESPN3 and on the ESPN app. This year’s number is anticipated to top 600, with more than 1,300 ACC events distributed across a number of platforms by the 2019 network launch.
With the college soccer season getting underway this week, ESPN now has the first availability. On Friday, Duke women’s soccer will have the first ACC Network broadcast ever as they host Wofford at 5 PM. That’s followed by three games at 7 PM, including #3 Clemson taking on the Blue Devils in men’s soccer. North Carolina and Notre Dame women’s soccer will continue the slate with games against Central Florida and Wright State, respectively.
ACC Network Extra does not have any football games on its schedule yet, nor does it have a full slate of games for all schools scheduled.
For further information about what games are scheduled, go to the ESPN3 website by clicking here.