The ACC has a contract with ABC/ESPN for all of its football television rights. This contract begins with the 2011-12 athletic year and ends with the 2036-37 athletic year.
Starting with the 2019 season, the ACC will have their own conference television network called the ACC Network. This network is owned by ESPN and is not to be confused with the name of the syndication package that Raycom Sports operated for the conference.
It does not appear that there are any limits/minimums in terms of number of games over a season for the ACC with their national TV contracts. The ACC is guaranteed a game on Labor Day by ESPN.
A package of 17 games will be distributed to regional sports networks. This package is being managed by Raycom Sports.
To cover the additions of Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the conference, the ACC signed an extension with ESPN for more money per school, adding years to the deal that started with the 2011-12 athletic year. Items relevant to football include that the ACC will have up to three Friday night football games per season, one of those three to be played on Black Friday in the afternoon or evening. Specifically, Boston College and Syracuse will each host one Friday night game per year.
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