ACC, Raycom Sports Launch New Gameday App For Football Championship
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Raycom Sports launched the official ACC Championship App for the 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game. Developed in partnership with SportsLabs, the free mobile application is an in-depth event resource for fans in town for the game or watching from home.
The ACC Championship App consists of a variety of extensive content designed to enhance the game-day experience by delivering:
- Event weekend guide with activity times and locations, and other need-to-know information including stadium maps and parking
- Live game audio from ESPN Radio broadcast
- Information on the ACC Legends Class of 2014
- Live game score and stats
- Real-time social stream with Instagram and Twitter feeds from the teams, media, and the ACC
- Location based maps for fans attending the events
- Alerts for weather updates, pre-game events, game scoring and more
The Official ACC Gameday App can be found as a free download in both the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.
Raycom Sports Receives Nine Midsouth Regional Emmy Nominations
Raycom Sports was nominated for nine Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards, it was announced by the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The awards will be announced on January 31, 2015 in Nashville.
The summer weekly series “Havoline Football Saturdays” was nominated for the seventh straight year. It has won five Emmy Awards. Raycom also received four nominations in the Sports Program Feature category.
In addition, Raycom was nominated in the categories of Sports Event/Game for ACC Basketball UNC at NCSU, Documentary/Topical for “Head Impact Research in ACC,” Director/Short Form for “ACC Tournament Open,” and Promo Spot/Sports for “Duke-UNC Basketball Open.”
Producers Dave Barringer and Jeremy Williams and Associate Producers Maxwell Brooke and Richard Brookeeach received four nominations, Producer Alex Farmartino received three nominations, Executive Producer Rob Reichley and Associate Producer Chris Duzan received two nominations, and Director Billy McCoy, host Cory Alexander, Boris Rogers and John Hairston received one nomination.
“We are tremendously honored to receive nine nominations for the 2015 Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards,” said Jimmy Rayburn, Chief Operating Officer of Raycom Sports. “Our dedicated production staff consistently turns out amazing work. For Raycom Sports to be recognized by its peers and it is a testament to their talent.”
Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2027.
In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.
Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 53 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.