Mark your calendars: the long-anticipated debut of the ACC Network will take place on Aug. 22, 2018.
The first program on the new network will be an opening-weekend Thursday night game between Georgia Tech and Clemson at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium.
“We continue to look ahead to the launch of the ACC Network with great anticipation, and this is another step in the process,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in a press release. “Showcasing all of our outstanding programs remains a top priority, and our partnership with ESPN allows fans to have greater access than ever before. I also commend our schools who have done an outstanding job in their preparations for a successful launch.”
The 24/7 network plans on airing 1,300 live events annually. The network is being made in partnership with ESPN, ABC and the Disney Company.
“With just under nine months until launch, we are all systems go with ACC Network preparations,” ESPN president James Pitaro said. “The strength of the season opening game between Georgia Tech and Clemson is indicative of the robust schedule and programming we have planned for ACC fans.”