ESPN announces comprehensive TV coverage for upcoming CFP National Title Game
It’s become common in recent years to see national championship games receive enhanced coverage from ESPN, and this year’s matchup between LSU and Clemson will have every angle covered.
The 8 p.m. Eastern kickoff on Jan. 13 will feature ESPN’s MegaCast production, as ESPN offers what it calls 15 total presentations of the College Football Playoff National Championship across its television networks and the ESPN App. The game, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, will be available in more than 160 countries through ESPN’s networks and streaming platforms.
The return of “Coaches Film Room” and the debut of “RefCast” may be among the most popular destinations.
ESPN said about 100 cameras and 100 microphones will be available in the Superdome. Those cameras include dedicated cameras on LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney at all times.
The game will be called by Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit, while Tom Rinaldi will report on No. 1 LSU, and Maria Taylor on No. 3 Clemson.
“The College Football Playoff National Championship is the pinnacle of our college football season,” said senior vice president of production Lee Fitting. “This one telecast is a blend of our best technology and innovation, providing viewers an experience that is befitting to the magnitude of the game. I couldn’t be more proud of our entire team’s work, from commentators to reporters, producers, technical staff, operations and more, in preparing to showcase the game to the world.”
The College Football Playoff National Championship is the pinnacle of our college football season
▪️ 100 Cameras, 100 Microphones and Our Best Innovation Inside Mercedes-Benz Superdome
▪️ 15 MegaCast Presentations
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) January 7, 2020