PlayStation Vue Confirms That ACC Network is Coming in August
On August 22, ACC Network (ACCN) will be the latest college sports network to launch from a major college conference. ACCN is a collaboration between the ACC and ESPN to bring 24/7 programming on the ACC member schools like Duke, Miami, Clemson, Florida State, Syracuse, and UNC.
Today, PlayStation Vue confirmed that the channel will be coming to the service when it launches in August. It will be included as part of their Core ($55), Elite ($65), and Ultra ($85) plans. While they also announced a $5 price increase, they have added beIn Sports, Tennis Channel, and NHL Network to their Core Plan in the last week. PlayStation Vue already included NFL Network, NBA TV, and MLB Network on their Core Plan.
They join Hulu Live TV as the only Live TV Streaming Services to announce deals. While ACC Network has deals with DIRECTV and Google Fiber, there is no mention of their counterparts DIRECTV NOW and YouTube TV.
ACCN will air 40 football games per season, more than 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions. Additional events will be available on ACC Network Extra (ACCNE) which is already available on PlayStation Vue and Sling TV.
Streaming services have had particularly strong carriage of major college sports networks like Big Ten Network and SEC Network. Both PlayStation Vue, Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV each carry BTN and SEC Network, while fuboTV carries Pac-12 Network and BTN.