July 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

A little more than a month away from the launch of the ACC Network, the financial bump that conference schools could receive this year may not be vast. The reason for it is one that could impact Georgia Tech fans hoping to watch the Yellow Jackets’ season opener against Clemson on Aug. 29. Several large television providers, including some with a presence in the Atlanta market, have yet to agree to carry the soon-to-launch network in the ESPN family. Without access to the network, Yellow Jackets fans cannot watch coach Geoff Collins’ debut game against the defending national champions in their homes or, for that matter, the home opener the following week against USF. The ACC Network will carry that game, also. Disney, which owns ESPN, has agreements with DirecTV, Verizon Fios, Hulu and Google Fiber, among others. AT&T U-Verse, Comcast, Charter-Spectrum and the Dish Network, all of which have significant coverage in Atlanta, have not reached agreements with ESPN/Disney. – Ken Sugiura, .ajc – Read More

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