The first national championship game under the new College Football Playoff system takes place Monday, Jan. 12, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as the Oregon Ducks take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Game time is 8:30pm ET on ESPN, which will be giving the game the Megacast treatment with different ways to watch across multiple channels and platforms.
College Football National Championship 2015 TV schedule on ESPN
Features of ESPN’s CFP Megacast coverage on Jan. 12:
ESPN (Traditional Telecast) Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit call the game with sideline reporters Heather Cox and Tom Rinaldi.
ESPN2 (Film Room) ESPN analysts Chris Spielman and Tom Luginbill and several coaches do an in-depth analysis of the game live in a film room at ESPN’s campus in Bristol, Conn.
ESPNU (ESPN Voices) View a cross-section of ESPN on-air personalities from outside college football as they watch and discuss the game, including Jay Bilas, Aaron Boone, Julie Foudy, Barry Melrose, Mark Schlereth and Michael Wilbon.
ESPNEWS (Off the Ball) Host Bob Wischusen and analysts Kevin Carter, Matt Millen, Jason Sehorn, Matt Stinchcomb and Amani Toomer discuss offensive and defensive line play, blocking, coaching strategy and other aspects of the game occurring “off the ball.”
ESPN Classic (Sounds of the Game): Game sounds captured by the 100 microphones throughout the stadium are paired are paired with live game video, including the halftime performances of the schools’ marching bands.
ESPN Radio Monday Night Football announcer Mike Tirico joins college football analyst Todd Blackledge, reporters Holly Rowe and Joe Schad, and Rules Expert Bill Lemonnier for the traditional ESPN Radio call.
ESPN3 (Home Team Radio) ESPN3 offers separate Ohio State and Oregon radio calls featuring their home radio broadcast announcers, and custom video will show the teams’ isolated video feeds of coaches and key players.
ESPN Goal Line (Command Center) Available on ESPN Goal Line on ESPN3, the commercial-free coverage will feature a split screen with the live action, along with immediate replays, isolated coach camera feeds, enhanced statistics and the ESPN Radio broadcast call.
ESPN Deportes (Spanish Language Call) A traditional telecast of the game in Spanish with Eduardo Varela and analyst Pablo Viruega. The game will also be available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes Radio.
SpiderCam Fans will be able to watch the entire game from the above stadium SpiderCam angle on ESPN3.
Taco Bell Student Section This commercial-free viewing experience on ESPN3 features cameras on the Taco Bell Live Mas Student Sections. Students from each school will watch the game in special sections with cheerleaders, bands and mascots of each team.
Data Center Onscreen graphic content ranging from analytics, social media feeds and more on ESPN3.