GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has set a date to launch its television network and has lined up its first football game broadcast.

League officials said Friday that the ACC Network will begin broadcasting on Aug. 22, 2019, and will televise Georgia Tech's visit to Clemson one week later.

The network plans to air 1,300 live events each year from the league's 15 schools and 27 sponsored sports.

ESPN President James Pitaro says "we are all systems go" with less than nine months before the network launches.