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YES to televise ACC and Big East games
You can count the YES Network as "all-in" for college sports.
The regional sports channel announced it has reached an agreement with Fox Sports to televise ACC basketball and football games and Big East basketball games this fall.
YES will broadcast up to 10 ACC football games and at least 23 men’s basketball games and select women’s games. YES will also carry up to 10 Big East basketball games.
“This agreement is an example of the symbiotic relationship YES now enjoys with FOX, a new minority owner of YES,” said Tracy Dolgin, President & CEO, YES Network. “Given our complementary interests and areas of expertise, we anticipate more of these types of mutually beneficial collaborations going forward.”
Fox Sports Channel will launch on August 17.
“We’re proud to partner with the YES Network to televise Big East and ACC games to fans, students, and alumni throughout the New York area,” said Jeff Krolik, executive vice president, FOX Sports regional networks. “New York is one of the traditional strongholds of the Big East, and now that the ACC is also represented through Syracuse, there should be a great deal of regional interest in these games.”
So what does this mean? It means more college and football basketball games to choose from for local fans. It also means ESPN isn't the only game in town anymore.