CBS College Sports Network, Atlantic Coast Conference, and Raycom Sports Announce Broadband Partnership

CBS College Sports Network, in partnership with Raycom Sports and the
Atlantic Coast Conference, has announced an agreement that makes CBS College
Sports Network the exclusive broadband streaming partner for the ACC. Together,
CBS College Sports Network and the ACC will deliver league sports content
through ACC Select, the conference’s
broadband player. CBS College Sports Network will roll out a new version
of the ACC Select product for the
2008-09 collegiate season.
ACC Select is a free and subscription
online service, accessible through theACC.com, that offers live and on-demand streaming video
of league games and other features highlighting the ACC’s teams and
student-athletes. Streaming video of more than 600 live games will be
available via ACC Select throughout the 2008-09 season.
“Together with the ACC and Raycom, we are providing unparalleled access
to the league, bringing more ACC sports into more homes than ever before,” said
Tom Buffolano, VP and general manager, digital programming and subscription,
CBS College Sports Network. “The ACC Select product we’re launching will allow
fans to fully personalize their viewing experience, and stay connected in more
ways than ever before with their favorite teams.”
“We are excited to partner with CBS College Sports Network to provide
ACC fans with live and on-demand access to unprecedented amounts of content
from their favorite teams,” said Raycom Sports president & CEO Ken Haines.
“The Atlantic Coast Conference and Raycom Sports have been at the forefront of
bringing live collegiate content to the internet. We believe that this
partnership will further cement the ACC as the leading conference in broadband
distribution.”
“Featuring live contests involving ACC teams on the web has been a great
platform for our student-athletes, coaches, and fans,” said ACC commissioner
John D. Swofford. “We are excited to work with CBS College Sports Network in
order to continue the opportunity to expose a national audience to the various
sports within our conference.”
CBS College Sports Network has also renewed its agreement with Raycom
Sports to operate the ACC website, theACC.com, the conference’s official athletic website,
part of CBS College Sports’ network of approximately 215 official collegiate
athletic partners that includes eight ACC schools, Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami,
North Carolina and Wake Forest.
In addition to ACC Select, the theACC.com boasts a variety of online features including an
e-commerce store, photo galleries, photo store and CBS
College Sports’ exclusive GameTracker technology, which allows fans to follow
live simulated game action, details and full play-by-play of their favorite
teams and sports.