NORFOLK, Va., - The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and ESPN have announced a multi-year agreement to stream the conference's football contests on ESPN3 and ESPN+.
The agreement is effective immediately as two games are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, with Norfolk State and Florida A&M streaming on ESPN3. A total of 35 MEAC football contests will be available on ESPN3 and ESPN+ this season in addition to 10 televised contests on either ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.
“I am elated to utilize ESPN3 and ESPN+ in continuing to grow the MEAC’s relationship with ESPN,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas. “This is an exciting time for college sports, with the expansion of digital content, and I am pleased that the MEAC is on the forefront with ESPN3 and ESPN+.”
“This agreement reflects another significant step in our relationship with the MEAC and for the opportunity to continue to enhance our already robust ESPN3 and ESPN+ offerings with quality HBCU competition,” said Burke Magnus, ESPN executive vice president of programming and scheduling.
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.
ESPN+ is a paid service. Fans can subscribe to ESPN+ on ESPN.com or through the ESPN App.