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College Football Playoff national championship Megacast details, TV schedule, channels

Derrick Henry #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide

Derrick Henry #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs off the field after their 29-13 win over the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on Nov. 28, 2015 in Auburn, Ala. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin C. Cox

There’s no shortage of ways to watch the College Football Playoff national championship this year.

ESPN is offering 14 different ways to watch Clemson and Alabama face off at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. at 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 11. From the typical TV broadcast to in-depth X’s and O’s with college football coaches to pylon cams, fans can watch the game in almost any way they desire.

Here are all of the options to watch the College Football Playoff national championship, as well as the channel/broadcast serviceon which it can be found:

Traditional TV broadcast (ESPN): This is your typical TV broadcast featuring Chris Fowler calling play-by-play, Kirk Herbstreit as the analyst, Heather Cox on the Clemson sideline and Tom Rinaldi on the Alabama sideline.

Traditional radio broadcast (ESPN Radio): This is your typical radio broadcast, featuring Mike Tirico calling play-by-play, Todd Blackledge as the analyst, Holly Rowe on the Alabama sideline and Joe Schad on the Clemson sideline.

Film Room (ESPN2): ESPN analysts Brian Griese and Chris Spielman, along with Florida head coach Jim McElwain and other additional guests, will provide in-depth analysis of the game as it happens from a film room equipped with multiple camera angles, clicker technology and telestration at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters.

ESPN Voices (ESPNEWS): ESPN personalities watch the game from Los Angeles in a living room-type atmosphere. Participants include Teddy Atlas, Michelle Beadle, Jay Bilas, Taylor Twellman and Marcellus Wiley. Additional guests could be added.

Homer Telecast (ESPNU): Joe Tessitore will host former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and former Alabama center Barrett Jones in the booth, along with other quasi-‘game analysts’ with a decidedly partisan view towards their alma maters.

Finebaum Film Room (SEC Network): Paul Finebaum, Greg McElroy, Booger McFarland and Bret Bielema watch the game and provide their instant analysis and reaction while also take live calls throughout the game. Fans can interact by tagging their tweets with #FinebaumFilmRoom.

Sounds of the Game (ESPN Classic and ESPN3): This is ESPN’s game telecast sans commentators and includes full coverage of the pregame on-field entertainment and halftime band performances.

Command Center (ESPN Goal Line): This broadast features a full-time split screen application showing the live game action, immediate replays of every play, isolated camera feeds of both head coaches, enhanced statistics, real time drive charts and the ESPN Radio broadcast.

Spanish-Language Call (ESPN Deportes): Tjis is the Spanis-language broadcast of the game, featuring Lalo Varela, Pablo Viruega, Bernardo Osuna and Carlos Nava..

Mock Replay Booth (ESPN3): Current and former ACC and SEC replay officials take viewers through the full process of reviewing every play from their recreated replay booth set up in Bristol.

Pylon Cam (ESPN3): This broadcast is exactly as it sounds — a continuous stream of the cameras being fed from the eight pylons surrounding the field, both at the goal lines and for the first time from the backlines of the end zones.

Home Town Radio (ESPN3): Each team’s radio announcers will call the game with a customized viewing experience that includes full time isolated shots of head coaches and star players.

Data Center (ESPN3): This broadcast will include significant on-screen graphic content ranging from analytics, real time drive charts, win probability updates, curated social media reaction and more.

Spider Cam (ESPN3): This will be a continuous feed of the “spider cam” that maneuvers above the field of play.

Taco Bell Student Section (ESPN3): Cameras in the Taco Bell student sections — focusing on students, bands, mascots and cheerleaders of each team — will focus on how the most enthusiastic fans in the building are reacting with every play.


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