ACC Network



The ACC Network launched August 22nd, 2019. Throughout the first year numerous Virginia Tech Athletics events were broadcast live on the linear network, including football, men’s and women’s basketball and several Olympic sports.

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To ensure that you will be able to watch the Hokies in the future, we encourage you to contact your pay TV provider and request that they carry ACCN as part of its channel lineup.


Provided your pay TV provider carries ACCN, you have access to ACCNE via the ESPN App. For all digital broadcast schedules, please visit sport schedules at

The Network televises approximately 40 football games per season and multiple spring games. As well as over 450 events each year.

You can visit to stay up to date with the ACCN and to check providers in your area. Or VIEW our FAQ BELOW which includes contact information for you to demand the network from your current provider.

ACC Network FAQ

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Carriage agreements are also in place with the following video providers: COX, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Optimum, AT&T TV Now, Sling, Suddenlink, TVision, members of the NCTC, NRTC, Vivicast and YouTube TV, among others. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN app to authenticated cable subscribers. Visit to check for providers in your area.

Channel numbers subject to change and may vary by location. Check with your cable provider for up-to-date information.

How can I get ACCN?
ESPN has worked hard to ensure that ACCN is broadly available via video providers across the country. Carriage agreements are already in place with the following video providers: DIRECTV, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Layer3 TV, Optimum, Suddenlink, Verizon Fios, as well as, members of the NRTC and Vivicast Media and more. For the latest updates and list, please visit You can also contact your pay TV provider and request that they carry ACCN as part of its channel lineup. 
How do I get the digital part of the Network?
Provided you are a customer who receives ACCN from your pay TV provider, you will have access to ACCNX via the ESPN App.
What is the best way for fans and alumni who want to make sure their cable company carries ACCN?
Please visit to show your interest in the Network and provide some general contact information. In addition, as an ACC fan, you can also contact your pay TV provider and request that it carries ACCN as part of its channel lineup.
Will I be able to watch ACCN on my mobile phone or similar device?
Yes. ACCN will be available via the ESPN App on computers, tablets, mobile phones and TV connected devices.
Can I pay to subscribe to ACCN online, Pay-Per-View or via ESPN3 if I can’t get it on TV?
No. The games will be exclusive to ACCN and ACCNX. 

Can I pay to subscribe to ESPN+ or Disney+ and see ACCN or ACCNX content?
No. ESPN+ and Disney+ are a standalone direct to consumer product with original programming. It is available via a monthly subscription that consumers pay directly to access the content.

Once distribution deals are completed, ACC Network is included in traditional cable, satellite and streaming offerings. Your pay TV service provider must have an agreement with ESPN in order to have access to ACCN and ACCNX. Once an agreement is reached, access to the network will be available via TV, mobile, tablet and on-line to authenticated subscribers via their pay TV service provider.
How will this impact my cable bill?
ESPN negotiates wholesale rates, and retail prices are determined by each distributor. Services like the ACC Network add tremendous value, and given the popularity of ACC programming, the network will have broad distribution. 

Will all ACC campuses carry ACCN?
Campuses served by an affiliated provider will have access to ACCN.  
I live in [state outside ACC footprint]. Are you working to make sure we are able to see the ACCN too?
Yes. Our interest is in delivering this content in broadly distributed packages across the country.

What channel is the ACC Network?
It depends. The streaming services (like Hulu TV, Youtube TV, etc.) do not have specific channels so simply look for the ACC Network in your cluster of sports channels. Linear networks (like DirecTV and Spectrum) will not necessarily publish the channel until it goes live on August 22nd at 7pm.

Where can I apply for a job at ACCN?
You can apply online at  
Will ACCN have an internship program?
ACC students will have the chance to apply for ESPN internships. Production opportunities also exist across all 15 schools to work on ESPN telecasts as part of the school control room project.

When did the ACC Network launch?
The Network launched August 22, 2019.

What is the Network be called?
The Network will be called “ACCN.”  The formal name is “ACC Network.” ACC Network Extra (ACCNX) is the Network’s digital platform available on the ESPN App. 
How is this different than other conference or single-school networks? 
This collaboration between the ACC and ESPN will bring together unparalleled content from one of the most competitive conferences in the country with the highest quality, most innovative production partner in the sports industry. 
Does ACCN look similar to ESPN channels?
ACCN will have the highest production quality consistent with the standard set by ESPN.
Where is ACCN be located?
The production home is in Bristol, Conn., which provides for efficient use of ESPN’s existing production facilities there and it has support from all of ESPN’s resources around the country. ACCN’s business teams will be anchored in Charlotte.
Why is Bristol, ACCN’s home especially since there are no ACC teams in Connecticut?
ESPN already had a state-of-the-art facility in Bristol that, coupled with the individual school studios, delivers the highest quality content from across the conference.
Does each campus (or the ACC office) have upgraded television facilities?
Each campus has created or upgraded dedicated production facilities for ACCN content.
How many people work for the ACCN?
Approximately more than 100 full-time staff work for ACCN across ESPN.

Is ACCN 24 hours a day, seven days a week?
ACCN is 24/7 programming; it’s a dedicated linear and digital platform for all things ACC.
What kind of shows can I see on the ACCN?
ACCN offers live ACC sports and related studio programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Approximately 450 live televised events, including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports will be televised annually, plus a complement of news and information shows and original programming. Together, ACCN’s TV and digital platforms, ACCNX, feature more than 1,300 ACC events in its first year.
How will ACCN enhance the ACC fan experience?
ACCN brings football, basketball and all ACC sponsored sports to ACC fans. It provides more in-depth national coverage of all sports that are important to ACC fans, as well as more original content than ever before.  Fans are able to access content on a range of devices.  Also, there is programming dedicated to news and analysis surrounding the events.
How many football games will be aired on ACCN?
ACCN plans televise approximately 40 football games per season and multiple spring games during normal years.

How many basketball games? Baseball? Women's sports?
At least 450 events will be televised on ACCN each year (non-pandemic). Of the 450 events, there will be more than 150 men’s and women’s basketball games and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports. ACCNX will include hundreds of live events and is available to ACCN subscribers across a range of devices. ACCN will also be available via the ESPN App. 

Will each school have a block of time to program as they see fit?
This is a conference-wide network.  The goal is to provide exposure for each of the ACC member institutions.  ACCN will achieve this goal without each school having its own block of time to program. 

Will there be academic programming?
We will aim to tell stories of the whole student-athlete, both on and off the field of play. 
Will ACCN air high school football games?

Is ACCN able to re-air games that were shown on other ESPN networks or Raycom? 
Will ACC conference staff be on air or have any regular shows?
Will ACCN air bowl games? ACC Championships? 
There are no current plans to air bowl games on the ACCN.  ACCN will provide coverage of the ACC Championships for all sports.

Will ACCN include new personalities or use existing ESPN personalities for the games and studio shows?
A mix of both existing ESPN personnel and new on-air staff are present on ACCN. Announcers are authentic and familiar to ACC fans.