ESPN gives ACC rights to Theater Sports Network to stream live games in theaters

Movie theaters are the next frontier for live sporting events. 

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) college football games will be televised in movie theaters. 

ESPN has entered into an agreement with Theater Sports Network, queuing up approximately 75 games during the 2023-2024 season, including New Years' six bowl games: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, the Capital One Orange Bowl, the CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game, and the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T.

"We believe that theaters have the ability to generate excitement around live sporting events," said President and COO of Theater Sports Network Scott Daw. "These events will replicate the feel of a football stadium experience as fans gather and fill theaters to watch the games on the big screen.

With Notre Dame Football partnering with the ACC for six conference games, it's likely we can catch Notre Dame matchups on the big screen. 

Ticket costs per game will be determined by local participating theaters and fans can view a schedule of the games on Theater Sports Network's website. 

This decision follows ESPN's partnership with Cinemark during the 2021 and 2022 College Football Playoff Semifinals and National Championship games. 

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