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Thu, Jul 15, 2021 9:22 PM

ACC Network?

Will a deal be reached by September with ACCN (ACC Network)?  I have been a DirecTV customer for the last 15 years and recently moved to an area where I cannot have a dish.  I recently went with Xfinity for my internet/tv and cannot believe they do not carry the ACC Network. If a deal is not reached, I will most likely switch cable providers, as I am a HUGE football fan and Xfinity does not carry the games I like to watch.   I miss DirecTV already!  

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All,

While we have no plans to launch the ACC Network channel now, we regularly evaluate our channel lineups as our customers' interests change and make changes that we think will add more value to their Xfinity services. If this changes in the future, we will be sure to share that here in our Xfinity Forum.

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@XfinityJessie 

I have missed a disappointing number of ACCN games in past years due to Xfinity's failure to provide the network. Reading various posts on the internet that a deal might be imminent, I waited until a more authoritative voice made a definitive statement. As a long time customer, the time has come to switch. Thanks for the update Jessie.  

ThatDonGuy

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Well, the ACC Commissioner said a few months ago that he expects a deal to be made soon. However, most people I know think that Comcast is waiting until the full rights deal with Disney to cover its channels (including ESPN and whatever ABC stations the network owns directly) is to be renegotiated, and one source says that won't be until next January.

There don't seem to be any "big" games really early in the season on ACC network - Alabama-Miami, Georgia-Clemson, and Notre Dame-Florida State are all on ABC - so there may not be that much incentive on Comcast's part to cut a deal by the start of the season.

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According to the Comcast renewal page the carriage agreement with the ESPN networks expires in September. In addition the carriage agreement for several Disney channels expires in the same month along with 7 owned Disney TV stations. So that is a lot of networks and stations involved. 

 

Hopefully they will be able to come up with a new carriage agreement before the end of September but if not more then likely they will extend the current contract until they can agree to a new carriage agreement. 

Extending current contracts is not unusual. Right now Root Sports NW is listed for September but originally it showed that the carriage agreement for that network was going expire in March then July and now September. Comcast has a history of being able to negotiate new carriage agreements although sometimes they do have to extend the current contract if both parties agree to do so. 

And of course you hope that when they do come up with a new carriage agreement it will include the ACC Network.    

eainge10

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they better keep the SEC Network or Im switching to Youtube TV 

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I am hearing that in some areas that the ACC Network has been added to the channel lineup and apparently taking the place of the SEC alternate channel. So far it has not been added here in the Seattle area but we don't have the SEC alternate channel and only the main SEC channel.  

ThatDonGuy

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@eainge10 - in part, because of the number of people whose list of channels they would never watch include the ACC and SEC Networks. There is a reason the Big 10 Network is only available on the Sports & Entertainment Package outside of states with Big 10 schools (and one or two others, I think).

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I'll believe it when I see it.

https://awfulannouncing.com/comcast/acc-network-showing-up-for-some-comcast-subscribers-likely-means-a-carriage-deal-is-near.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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@Microphone 

I will specifically post here when it happens just for your alert and benefit

it's gonna happen

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@billmich88888 I've heard it since the network launched that it was in the works.  I just don't know what changes.

The ACC Network appearing on Comcast last night was apparently an operational error on the part of the distributor (ESPN) in inadvertently putting it on an overflow channel. Comcast and Disney continue to negotiate new contract, which is expected to include ACCN.

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to paraphrase the warden in Shawshank, it wont be Now, it wont be "after breakfast", but it certainly is coming soon

eainge10

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@billmich88888 NO ITS NOT UNLESS ND FOOTBALL JOINS THE ACC 

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@eainge10  Notre Dame football is partly in the ACC - FIVE games a year

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@eainge10 Please don't post in all capital letters because it's against the Forum Guidelines and the Acceptable Use Policy.  Thanks!

ThatDonGuy

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@eainge10, my guess is as good as everybody else's as to just when Comcast will get ACC Network - and, for that matter, at what tiers (if it's anything like the Big 10 network, it would be something like, it would be available at most tiers if you live in an ACC state like Florida or North Carolina; otherwise, you would need the Sports & Entertainment Package). However, the fact that it was available briefly in some areas makes me think that they're working out how to "turn it on," so I have a feeling the deal is just about done, and they are "dotting the Is, crossing the Ts, and curling the Qs."

Note that if you're mainly interested in ACC football, there aren't "that" many games on in the next few weeks:
This week:
Thursday, 7:30 (Eastern) - South Florida - North Carolina State
Friday, 7:00 - Old Dominion - Wake Forest
Saturday, Noon - Colgate - Boston College
Saturday, 4:00 - Massachusetts - Pittsburgh
Saturday, 7:30 - Northern Illinois - Georgia Tech

Next week (Saturday 9/11):
Friday, 8:00 - North Carolina A&T - Duke
Saturday, 11:00 AM - Illinois - Virginia
Saturday, 2:00 - Rutgers - Syracuse
Saturday, 5:00 - South Carolina State - Clemson
Saturday, 8:00 - Jacksonville State - Florida State
No, I don't know how they expect to fit those first three Saturday games into three hours, either

Saturday 9/18:
Noon - Albany - Syracuse
4:00 - Northwestern - Duke
7:30 - Virginia - North Carolina


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listen, there are only 12 games a year, so if your team is only of those listed, than its a really big deal

HMR1

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I feel your pain because I have the same injury. 

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Comcast, come to an agreement on ACC.  Something similar to what satellite, streaming and other cable companies have set as a benchmark.  Then offer it as an a la carte channel like HBO or Starz and let the market determine what fair is.

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