The ACC Digital Network Launches on Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Kindle Fire
ACCDN only collegiate-centric service on new Amazon Fire TV
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 4, 2014 – Charlotte, N.C.: The ACC Digital Network announced the network’s launch on Amazon Fire TV today as well as Amazon’s Kindle Fire Tablets. With this announcement, the ACCDN continues to be the leader in providing the highest quality digital content and unmatched access for ACC fans throughout the nation. ACC fans with Amazon Fire TV will enjoy hundreds of instant video highlights and special programming of their favorite ACC schools from the comfort of their living room or on the go with Kindle Fire.
“What a tremendous opportunity for the ACC to have the ACC Digital Network as one of the early services on Amazon Fire TV,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “The ACC Digital Network continues to develop a national portfolio of digital distribution partners that allows fans to easily and successfully access ACC content from anywhere at any time.”
Launched in 2011, the ACC Digital Network is the official digital video network of the Atlantic Coast Conference providing all forms of video content and programming including instant game highlights, Must See Moments and daily conference news as part of ACC Now brought to you by Ruby Tuesday. In addition, the ACC Digital Network spring program lineup will feature in depth Spring Football reports, a new series, ACC Baseball Weekly, as well as complete coverage of the ACC Baseball Championship Series in May. Even NFL fans will have the ability to enjoy access to the ACC’s official player highlights and draft profile videos leading up to the NFL Draft. The ACCDN’s football analyst, Clinton Portis will provide insight and reactions to the ACC player selections in the NFL Draft on May 8th.
“We are thrilled to be available on Amazon Fire TV,” said Dana Golden, EVP Strategic Partnerships of the ACC Digital Network. “We know from our fan base that our free, professionally produced video content, customized by school and sport is in high demand by students, parents, and alumni across the country. Making our network available through Amazon devices provides another access point for college fans everywhere to enjoy sports coverage without a cable subscription.”
The ACC Digital Network chose the 1 Mainstream TV distribution platform to publish the ACC Digital Network application in days to Amazon Fire TV. 1 Mainstream is the leading publishing platform for premium programmers streaming media across the most popular “over-the-top” TV devices, such as Amazon Fire TV. ACC fans can access the free streaming content by downloading the ACC Digital Network app on their Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.
ABOUT THE ACC DIGITAL NETWORK
The ACC Digital Network (ACCDN) is a joint venture between Silver Chalice, a fast-growing digital sports and entertainment media firm and Raycom Sports, a long-time television producer and partner of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The television-quality, cross-platform digital video network covers the spectrum of one of the nation’s top intercollegiate athletic conferences, featuring both live programming and original on-demand content throughout the entire year. All ACCDN videos are viewable on theACC.com, the ACC mobile and tablet app, as well as various streaming and connected mobile and TV devices such as AppleTV and Roku. For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @theACCDN on Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT THE ACC
The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 61st year of competition and 15 members strong, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC members, consisting of Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, continue to build upon the cornerstones on which the league was founded in 1953 with a consistent balance of academics, athletics and integrity. For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @theACC and on facebook.com/theACC.
ABOUT 1 MAINSTREAM
1 Mainstream (Cupertino, CA) is a digital TV distribution platform for broadcasters and operators to deploy HD services in weeks across the most popular TV, game console, tablet, and Web devices. Leading broadcasters, such as BSkyB, use 1 Mainstream to automate native app creation, content delivery and protection, and monetization.