Feb. 1, 2007
ACC Select announced today it will offer exclusive online coverage of ACC baseball, marking the first time in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history that the conference will provide online video streams of the sport’s regular season games to a national fan base. Beginning on Feb. 2, ACC Select will carry more than 115 ACC baseball games – delivering an unprecedented opportunity for fans to watch live and on-demand coverage of a college sport rarely available to watch on television.
Games will be available live and on-demand exclusively at www.accselect.com on a per-event basis ($3.99 per event) or All Event Pass (available for a limited time at the introductory price of $5.99 per month).
The ACC is nationally recognized for the strength of its baseball program and has six of the top 13 schools in the Associated Press’ pre-season Top 25, including Clemson (#2), North Carolina (#5), Miami (FL) (#6), Virginia (#10), Georgia Tech (#11) and Florida State (#13).
“Having the opportunity to showcase the outstanding baseball programs in the ACC to both a national and international audience is tremendous in terms of exposure for the league and its member institutions,” said ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford. “The partnership between the ACC, Raycom Sports, Lincoln Financial Sports and Turner Broadcasting continues to reach new milestones and we are extremely excited to be out in the forefront of this technology.”
“The ACC is a powerhouse in baseball and we’re excited to offer exclusive online coverage of more than 115 games on ACC Select that fans would otherwise be unable to watch,” said Phil Sharpe, SVP of technical operations and development for Turner Sports. “From baseball and basketball, to lacrosse and tennis, ACC Select is the best place for alumni, parents and fans everywhere to watch ACC sports and match-ups that they can’t see anywhere else.”
Launched in September 2006 through a partnership with Raycom Sports, Lincoln Financial Sports and the ACC, ACC Select provides fans with the best seat in the house for ACC Olympic-type sports that are not available through traditional broadcast and/or cable television distribution. The site includes a large portfolio of match-ups across 20 different sports for all 12 ACC schools, including men’s and women’s basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, ice hockey and cross country. ACC Select utilizes the production and technical capabilities of Turner Broadcasting, which also provides streaming video platforms for many properties, including CNN.com, NASCAR.COM, PGA.com and PGATour.com.
The ACC was founded on May 8, 1953 and has 12 institutions that compete in the league’s 25 sponsored sports. The 12 schools in the ACC are: Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Fans can log on to www.theacc.com for more information about ACC sports.