"The biggest problem so far is a rights issue. ESPN needs to control the conference’s syndicated rights to launch a channel. But those rights are tied up until 2027 through deals with Raycom and Fox Sports Net. "There’s no way an ACC network co-exists with a syndicated model," said Chris Bevilacqua, a media consultant who worked with the Pac-12 to form a league network. "They’re going to have to get those rights back."" Still, ESPN is apparently upping the money paid to the schools thanks to the Grant of Rights, even without the ACC Network"