The ACC has a contract with ABC/ESPN for all of its football television rights.
ESPN's broadband service, ESPN3.com, can also access games that are not slated for
telecast. This contract begins with the 2011-12 athletic year and ends with
the 2026-27 athletic year.
Raycom is the syndication partner of the ACC and they sublicense their content from
ESPN. Raycom will manage both over-the-air and regional cable syndication
packages. The regional cable package appears to have been sublicensed to FOX Sports
Media Group for airing on some FSN affiliates, NESN and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Raycom's package of over-the air games are branded as the ACC Network. The ACC
Network over-the-air telecasts will kickoff at 12:30pm ET, a change from prior seasons.
ESPN is also able to sublicenese games to other national carriers.
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.
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.