NORFOLK, Va. – As part of a multi-year agreement reached last year, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and ESPN will stream all of the conference’s football contests on ESPN3 and ESPN+, the multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company Direct-to-Consumer & International segment and ESPN.
There will be 34 MEAC football contests available on ESPN3 and ESPN+ this season, in addition to 10 televised contests on either ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, which gives the conference 44 total linear and digital broadcasts across the ESPN family of networks.
This season, the MEAC will 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.
Fans can subscribe to ESPN+ on ESPN.com or through the ESPN app for just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year).
The MEAC-ESPN agreement continues to add additional exposure to the conference, which has collaborated with ESPN since 2005. The ESPN+ football contests add to an already impressive lineup, as the ESPN networks carry multiple men’s basketball, baseball, and softball regular-season contests. The MEAC volleyball and bowling championship finals are also televised on various ESPN platforms.