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Shots fired: FSU weighs in on ACC Network standoff with cable providers

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ACCess denied.

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If you’ve not yet cut the cable, Florida State athletic director David Coburn wants you to know something: you may be cutting a little FSU football out of your life. Specifically, two of the 2019 football season’s first three games.

Comcast, DISH Network, Century Link, and Frontier Communications and the soon-to-launch ACC Network have yet to reach an agreement. Florida State has been urging fans to contact cable providers about carrying the network, and while a recent release reemphasizes that plea, the university has shifted gears a bit, basically stating that since a deal is not yet in place, Comcast customers will be without the ACC Network, the exclusive carrier of the Seminoles’ games against Louisiana-Monroe on September 7 and Virginia on September 14.

Instead, Coburn mentions Hulu and YouTube TV as streaming services that can conveniently be added and will include the ACC Network. This is a pretty clear call to action from FSU to its fans about turning up the heat on these cable providers (which do offer the SEC and Big Ten Networks), as well as a message from the university to those providers not yet on board: get it done, or we’ll continue to direct our fanbase elsewhere.

Today’s release from FSU is included below.