ESPN to start a digital-only network with the ACC

ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) have announced a new regional sports network that will initially be digital-only and carried via ESPN's TV Everywhere app.

The announcement of the new network was made today at the collegiate athletic conference's annual Football Kickoff media event in Charlotte, N.C.

The digital channel will launch in August, offering all ESPN subscribers access to 600 live ACC sporting events via the WatchESPN app at no additional charge. The network will launch a linear channel in 2019, the network added, with the number of annual live events increasing to 1,300 by that time, ESPN said.

You can read the full announcement here.

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