ACC Media Days in Charlotte kicked off with announcements regarding the new ACC Network. The network will launch August 22nd and will feature a Clemson documentary as part of its programming.
Greatest Ever: The 2018 Clemson Tigers, a 30-minute recap of the National Championship winning Tigers will be a part of the programming exclusive to the ACC Network. The fall line-up will also include The Bowden Dynasty, a documentary focused on Bobby Bowden and his family. Tommy Bowden coached the Tigers from 1999-2008 and Terry Bowden has joined Clemson as a graduate assistant for this season.
The ACC Network will also air ACC Traditions, a series highlighting the traditions of the conference, and All Access: Louisville Football, a special behind-the-scenes look at Louisville’s football program.
ACC Commissioner John Swofford said the distribution for the network is a 3-year plan. Swofford urged the ACC fan bases to contact the service providers that are not currently offering the network. Forty regular season football games are set to air as part of agreements already in place with DIRECTV, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, PlayStation Vue, among others. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN App to authenticated cable subscribers.
The ACC also used this platform to fully reveal the network’s announce teams and studio analysts for the upcoming season.
There will be two studio shows featured on the network, All-ACC (hosted by Kelsey Riggs, Jordan Cornette and Dalen Cuff) will showcase a rotating group of analysts and will air Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. The Huddle (hosted by Jac Collinsworth) will preview the football weekend with analysts Mark Richt, Eric Mac Lain and EJ Manuel on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.
Former Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason will also be a part of the network. Beason, a three-time Pro Bowler, starred with the Miami Hurricanes before being drafted by the Panthers in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft.