Contract Details | Game Order

Contract Details

In the Fall 2011 season, the ACC launched its new contract period with ESPN/ABC. The deal last until 2022-2023 and is worth $155 million. Split evenly, each school will receive $13 million, a 157% increase over the previous contract. This contract does not entire deal with football, though.

Men's and women's basketball, as well as many of the Olympic sports will receive greater coverage from ESPN. On the football side, ESPN holds exclusive rights to every conference controlled football game. This means they are the national cable and broadcast home for the conference and distributor of syndicated telecasts through their agreement with long time ACC broadcaster Raycom.

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The western facade of Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC--home to the N.C. State Wolfpack. These two players may have received more individual accolades if they had the exposure current ACC players accumulate

Here are the guarantees: ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will have games each week of the season, including Thursday, Saturday and Labor Day Monday telecasts each season. ESPNU will continue to televise game per the weekly schedule. ESPN games in all sports will feature some form of this logo.

In addition to Raycom (ACC Network), ESPN will sublicense games to the Regional Sports Network in ACC markets.

Game Order

The following is the selection order the networks go through each week to fill their ACC slot:
  1. ABC/ESPN Saturday Primetime (Between 7:00-8:00)
  2. ABC 3:30 (regional coverage)
  3. ESPN/ESPN2 12:00
  4. ACC Network 12:30
  5. Regional Sports Network 3:00
  6. ESPNU 12:00 or 3:30

ESPN has trended heavily towards ACC match-ups for its Thursday night game (Five games with at least one league team.) Those times are established at the beginning of the season, however.

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