ACC TV contract announced

ESPN and the ACC have reached a 12-year agreement for exclusive rights to every conference-controlled football and men’s basketball game, plus women’s basketball and Olympic sports matchups, and conference championships.

The agreement, which begins in 2011-12 and continues through 2022-23, was announced by George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports, and John Swofford, ACC Commissioner. It will result in approximately 4,800 ACC events over the 12 years on ESPN’s television outlets, digital and mobile platforms, syndication and more.

The college football portion of the agreement includes games on Saturday afternoons and nights, primetime Thursdays, Labor Day Monday and the ACC championship game.

I'm waiting for a teleconference to start now with John Skipper, ESPN Executive Vice President, Content, and ACC Commissioner John Swofford. I'll have more for you on this later.