Shentel adds ACC network in NRV

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Marty Gordon

NRVsports@ourvalley.org

 

Good news for Hokie fans here in the New River Valley as Shentel has announced it has reached a distribution agreement and will carry the ACC Network. Effective this month, the new ESPN-affiliated sports network will be available on Channel 202.

Blacksburg resident, currently served by Comcast Cable, remain out in the cold, though, as the provider has not reached an agreement with ESPN.

DIRECTV, Verizon Fios, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Optimum, PlayStation Vue are scheduled to carry ACCN nationally.

The Network launched on Thursday, and Virginia Tech aired its women’s soccer match, VT vs. Liberty. The first linear broadcast for the Hokies on the ACC Network linear channel will be the August 31 against Boston College.

The Network will televise roughly 40 football games per season and multiple spring games, as well as more than 450 events a year.