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RAYCOM Sports, CBS College Sports Network and the ACC Announce ACC Select Partnership

RAYCOM Sports, CBS College Sports Network and the ACC Announce ACC Select Partnership

Sept. 4, 2008

Charlotte, NC – Raycom Sports, CBS College Sports Network, and the Atlantic Coast Conference, announced today an agreement that makes CBS College Sports Network the exclusive broadband streaming partner for the ACC. Together, CBS College Sports Network and the ACC will deliver league sports content through ACC SELECT, the conference’s broadband player. CBS College Sports Network will roll out a new version of the ACC SELECT product for the 2008-09 collegiate season.

ACC SELECT is a free and subscription online service, accessible through, that offers live and on-demand streaming video of league games and other features highlighting the ACC’s teams and student-athletes. Streaming video of over 600 live games will be available via ACC Select throughout the 2008-09 season.

Note: The first Clemson event to be broadcast will be the Clemson vs. Georgia Southern men’s soccer game on Friday, September 5 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Additional details and a complete schedule of Clemson events on ACC Select will be available soon.

“Together with the ACC and Raycom, we are providing unparalleled access to the league, bringing more ACC sports into more homes than ever before,” said Tom Buffolano, Vice President and General Manager, Digital Programming and Subscription. “The ACC Select product we’re launching for this season will allow fans to fully personalize their viewing experience, and stay connected in more ways than ever before with their favorite teams.”

“We are excited to partner with CBS College Sports Network to provide ACC fans with live and on-demand access to unprecedented amounts of content from their favorite teams,” said Raycom Sports President & CEO Ken Haines. “The Atlantic Coast Conference and Raycom Sports have been at the forefront of bringing live collegiate content to the internet. We believe that this partnership will further cement the ACC as the leading conference in broadband distribution.”

“Featuring live contests involving ACC teams on the web has been a great platform for our student-athletes, coaches, and fans,” said ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford. “We are excited to work with CBS College Sports Network in order to continue the opportunity to expose a national audience to the various sports within our conference.”

CBS College Sports Network has also renewed its agreement with Raycom Sports to operate the ACC website,, the conference’s official athletic website, part of CBS College Sports’ industry leading network of approximately 215 official collegiate athletic partners that includes eight ACC schools, Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina and Wake Forest.

In addition to ACC SELECT, boasts a variety of online features including an e-commerce store, photo galleries, photo store and CBS College Sports’ exclusive GameTrackerTM technology, which allows fans to follow live simulated game action, details and full play-by-play of their favorite teams and sports.

About Raycom Sports Raycom Sports, based in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the leading independent syndicators in the nation. Raycom owns the television rights to ACC basketball and syndicated television rights to ACC football and SEC football and basketball. In addition, Raycom owns events around the country, including the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte and the LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge in San Francisco. Raycom Media, parent company of Raycom Sports, owns 44 television stations, covering over 12% of the U.S. and is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama. For more information, visit

About the Atlantic Coast Conference The Atlantic Coast Conference, through its member institutions, seeks to maximize the educational and athletic opportunities of its student-athletes while enriching their quality of life. The ACC was founded on May 8, 1953 and has 12 institutions that compete in the league’s 25 sponsored sports. The 12 schools in the ACC are: Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

About CBS College Sports Network CBS College Sports Network, is the leading digital and cable programming company dedicated to college sports. Connecting more fans to more college sports than any other company, its many platforms for programming distribution include the CBS College Sports Network (cable), televising regular-season and championship events for 35 men’s and women’s college sports; CBS College Sports XXL (online), providing live streaming audio and video of more than 10,000 collegiate athletic events annually as well as bonus coverage such as highlights, press conferences, coaches’ shows and exclusive inside access to college teams; CBS College Sports Network is also the official Interactive sports partner of the NCAA, producing and hosting the home of the NCAA on the web, in addition to a network of approximately 215 official athletic sites. Further information is available at: