July 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The ACC Network will launch August 22, and will broadcast their first football game(Georgia Tech-Clemson) just one week later. In the time between the announcement and launch, the ACC and ESPN have been trying to make carriage agreements with all the top cable/satellite and streaming providers to show the channel at launch. But a lot of those providers haven’t signed on yet. While deals have been made with DirecTV, Verizon Fios, Altice, Hulu and others, there remain some major holdouts on the ACC Network as zero hour approaches. Comcast, Dish and Charter in particular haven’t agreed to a deal yet, which would mark a sizable portion of the country without access to the new network. As per David Glenn of The Athletic, just 20 million households subscribe to a service that has an announced deal to carry the ACC Network, with most of those being due to DirecTV. However, more deals are expected to be announced soon, and Glenn’s sources say the network is expected to debut with 30 million to 50 million subscribers.  – Phillip Bupp, awfulannouncing – Read More

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