What channel is ACC Network? How to watch, live stream 2021 college football games

By | September 10, 2021

The ACC Network will have a quadruple-header schedule of games this weekend. 

Illinois vs. Virginia will kick off the first of the quadruple games on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on the ACC Network, which televises approximately 40 football games per season. The network will feature at least one conference matchup per week throughout this season, with multiple games airing across both ESPN and ABC. 

MORE: Watch ACC football games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

What channel is ACC Network?

Provider Channel (SD/HD)
Verizon FiOS Channel 329/829
AT&T Channels 610/1610
DirecTV Channel 612
Dish Network Channel 402
Spectrum Channel 388

Established in 2019, the ACC Network works directly with ESPN to generate content surrounding ACC sports. Aside from coverage of the college football season, programs lined up for the 2021 fall season include Packer and Durham, All ACC, In Play, The Huddle, 3-Day Weekend, All Access: The ACC Life, ACC Traditions and Come For It All. 

  • DirecTV: Channel 612
  • Dish Network: Channel 402
  • Spectrum: Channel 388
  • Xfinity: Varies by location
  • Verizon FiOS: Channel 329, 829 for HD
  • AT&T: Channels 610, 1610 for HD

How to live stream ACC Network games for free online

Cord-cutters can easily stream the 2021 ACC college football season free online via ACC Network Extra (ACCNX) and WatchESPN. Other options include fuboTV (which offers a seven-day free trial) and several other dedicated streaming sites.

Below is a full rundown:

Streaming option Cable subscription needed? Free? Cost Free trial?
fuboTV No No $64.99/month Yes
AT&T No No $84.99/month No
Hulu Plus Live TV No No $64.99/month Yes
YouTube TV No No $64.99/month Yes

ACC Network football schedule 2021

The ACC Network only announced the broadcast schedule through the first few weeks of the college football season. The schedule for the remainder of the season has yet to be determined.

Here’s the TV schedule through Week 3: 

Date Game Time (ET) TV
Sept. 2 USF at NC State 7:30 p.m. ACCN
Sept. 3 Old Dominion at Wake Forest 7 p.m. ACCN
Sept. 4 Colgate at Boston College 12 p.m. ACCN
Sept. 4 UMass at Pitt 4 p.m. ACCN
Sept. 4 Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech 7:30 p.m. ACCN
Sept. 10 North Carolina A&T at Duke 8 p.m. ACCN
Sept. 11 Illinois at Virginia 11 a.m. ACCN
Sept. 11 Rutgers at Syracuse 2 p.m. ACCN
Sept. 11 South Carolina State at Clemson 5 p.m. ACCN
Sept. 11 Jacksonville State at Florida State 8 p.m. ACCN
Sept. 18 Albany at Syracuse 12 p.m. ACCN
Sept. 18 Northwestern at Duke 4 p.m. ACCN
Sept. 18 Virginia at North Carolina 7:30 p.m. ACCN
Sept. 24 Liberty at Syracuse 8 p.m. ACCN