Florida State fans who have been able to watch the ACC Network for the past month have enjoyed midweek studio shows, Friday night football preview with likes of Mark Richt and E.J. Manuel and even a number of FSU soccer matches.
Those on Comcast and other providers that haven’t reached a deal with Disney to carry the ACC Network are still in the dark. And with FSU’s game coming up Saturday against NC State at 7:30 p.m. on the ACC Network, fans will again need to make plans so that they can watch.
Between 40 million and 50 million households have the ACC Network. But for Seminoles fans who may have missed out on prior FSU games against ULM and Virginia, there are options for how to catch FSU vs. NC State.
If you want to watch from the comfort of your living room, streaming services like Hulu Live, PlaysStationVue, YouTubeTV and Sling offer free trials. Fans can also hang out with a an FSU friend who has the ACC Network.
Seminole Clubs around the state have also organized watch parties, often regardless of whether FSU is at home or away. There are watch parties in Orlando, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg, Pompano Beach, Pensacola, Destin, Sarasota and Bradenton. For more on the Orlando event on Church Street, click here. For more on the Jacksonville event at Graffiti Junction, click here.
A complete list of parties in Florida and around the nation can be found here. And if they aren’t listed, contact your local club or check their Facebook page.
A deal between Comcast, the largest provider in Florida, and Disney to add the ACC Network will likely take time. “We’re at a brick wall with Comcast,” FSU athletics director David Coburn said.
Part of the challenge in negotiations is that Comcast’s deal with Disney extends out two more years while other carrier deals expired in 2019. Disney just doesn’t have as much leverage with Comcast, Coburn said.
With more FSU football games ahead on the ACC Network – as well as those in soccer, basketball and more – fans will need to make some decision about where and how to watch as well as evaluate the potential of satellite or streaming options.
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