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.
For the pandemic affected 2020 season only, the ACC has changed to a schedule of ten conference games and Notre Dame will be included as part of the scheduling and standings.
The conference has removed divisions and the top two conference records will play in the conference championship game.