WTAE to televise Pitt in ACC

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The University of Pittsburgh's debut in the Atlantic Coast Conference will be televised via an exclusive broadcast deal between Hearst Television Inc. -- owner and operator of WTAE -- Raycom Sports and the ACC Network.

WTAE Channel 4 and sister station thisTV Pittsburgh (free over the air at 4.2 and on most major cable systems) will broadcast ACC college games that include Pitt football and men's basketball.

"We are thrilled that our longtime historic partner, WTAE, will be carrying ACC football and basketball into the future," said Steve Pederson, Pitt athletic director. "The real winners are the Pitt fans who will enjoy watching ACC sports on our local ABC station each week."

WTAE has broadcast rights to an additional 14 ACC football games and 36 men's basketball games.

The ACC boasts the winningest conference in the NCAA men's championship tournament, with 364 wins and a .659 winning percentage. In 2012, the conference sent six football teams to participate in bowl games, including one BCS bowl.

The Panthers' home football schedule includes defending Orange Bowl champion Florida State and Miami, as well as Notre Dame. In men's basketball, the Panthers will host Duke, Syracuse, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, plus a road game at North Carolina.

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