By Staff Report.
GREENSBORO, NC –The Atlantic Coast Conference and its multi-media rightsholders announced Monday that they have agreed to a two-year extension with SiriusXM Satellite Radio to allow games from all of its 12 schools to be carried by both Sirius and XM Satellite Radio.
The agreement extends a relationship between the ACC and SiriusXM which dates back seven years, as the ACC was the first intercollegiate conference to have its games broadcast over satellite radio, beginning in 2004.
The agreement is also part of a larger contract reached between SiriusXM, IMG College and Learfield Sports which will make broadcasts from 81 college programs and 10 conferences available to Sirius/XM listeners across the country.
In all, four separate rightsholders manage the radio rights to ACC schools: IMG College (Boston College, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest); Learfield Sports (Clemson, North Carolina and Miami); CBS Collegiate Sports Properties (Maryland and Virginia); and Capital Broadcasting (NC State).
The agreement is good for both the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.
In addition to the live play-by-play for ACC sports, SiriusXM will also carry weekly shows hosted by ACC head football and basketball coaches throughout the respective seasons on College Sports Nation, Sirius 91, XM 91, SiriusXM’s 24-hour college sports channel.
ACC Football games will be available this week, beginning on Thursday night with the Western Carolina at Georgia Tech (7:30 p.m.—XM-190, Sirius-211) and Wake Forest at Syracuse (8 p.m.—XM 191, Sirius 212) games.
The rest of this week’s schedule:
Sept. 3–Northwestern at Boston College, 12 pm (Sirius 91, XM 91)
Sept. 3–Appalachian State at Virginia Tech, 12:30 pm (XM 191, Sirius 212)
Sept. 3–Troy at Clemson, 3:30 pm (XM 136)
Sept. 3–Louisiana Monroe at Florida State, 3:30 pm (XM 193, Sirius 211)
Sept. 3–James Madison at North Carolina, 3:30 pm (XM 192, Sirius 213)
Sept. 3–Liberty at NC State, 6 pm (XM 190, Sirius 212)
Sept. 3–William & Mary at Virginia, 6 pm (XM 191, Sirius 131)
Sept. 3–Richmond at Duke, 7 pm (XM 192, Sirius 213)
Sept. 5–Miami at Maryland, 8 pm (Maryland, Sirius 91, XM 91); (Miami, Sirius 85, XM 85)