NORFOLK, Va., Forty-four MEAC football contests (10 on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU and 34 on ESPN3 and ESPN+) will be available as linear and digital broadcasts this fall.
The MEAC will also implement instant replay for all football games starting with the first conference game of the 2019 season, which will be Saturday, Sept. 21, when Howard visits Delaware State. The following Saturday, Sept. 28, will be the first full weekend of conference play.
“I am elated to once again utilize ESPN3 and ESPN+ in continuing to grow the MEAC’s relationship with ESPN,” said MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis E. Thomas. “Both ESPN3 and ESPN+ are innovative digital platforms upon which we can better serve our member institutions and our fans, while also expanding our reach both from a conference perspective and at the institutional level. This is an exciting time for college sports, with the expansion of digital content, and we are pleased that the MEAC has been on the forefront with ESPN3 and ESPN+.”
ESPN3 is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices through the ESPN app. The network is currently available nationwide at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.
There is a subscription cost to access ESPN+ on ESPN.com or through the ESPN app.
The MEAC-ESPN collaboration began in 2005 and was ecpanded to include streaming last year. In addition to football, the ESPN networks will carry multiple men's basketball, baseball and softball regular-season contests along with the MEAC volleyball and bowling championship finals.