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2017 College Football Playoff Championship Megacast: What's on each ESPN network

You won’t believe how many different ways you can watch this game.

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ESPN’s “Megacast” is back for 2017, and you have 14 glorious ways to watch the College Football Playoff National Championship between No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson Monday night at 8:17 p.m. ET.

ESPN: Main game broadcast

Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will be on the call in the booth, and Samantha Ponder will report on Clemson, while Tom Rinaldi reports on Alabama. Rules expert Dave Cutaia and Dr. Jerry Punch will also be available during the game.

ESPN 2: Homers on the call

This year it features former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and former Alabama center and three-time national champion Barrett Jones. The two will will serve as ‘game analysts,’ which they served as last season as well. Joe Tessitore will handle the play-by-play alongside Adam Amin, who will be doing additional interviews with personalities.

SEC Network: Finebaum callers during a Bama game

The Finebaum Film Room featuring Paul Finebaum will air here. SEC Network analysts Greg McElroy and Booger McFarland will be joined by Florida head coach Jim McElwain to watch the game and provide analysis. The show will also take live calls throughout the game, which should provide extra entertainment.

ESPNU: ESPN personalities having fun

ESPN Voices will air over on ESPNU, which features ESPN personalities watching the game in a living room setting. Personalities on-hand will be Michelle Beadle, Keyshawn Johnson, Bill Walton, and Marcellus Wiley.

ESPNNEWS: Head coaches breaking down the game in real time

The Coaches Film Room will feature five coaches this year, and according to ESPN, it’ll feature less commercial breaks than before.

This year’s coaches include: Syracuse’s Dino Babers, Boston College’s Steve Addazio, BYU’s Kalani Sitake, NC State’s Dave Doeren, Colorado’s Mike MacIntrye, and new Baylor head coach Matt Rhule. Brian Griese will accompany the group.

ESPN Goal Line: Cool, alternate camera angles

This channel will feature a split-screen with simultaneous multiple camera views, which can include the main ESPN camera angle, the SkyCam view, and isolated feeds of Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban.


The online stream features a plethora of other options.

  • Mock Replay Booth (WatchESPN): This is an authentic recreation of the replay booth experience, during which ACC and SEC officials will add commentary for the viewers. will give an inside look at the review process in which replay officials review every play.
  • Pylon Cam (WatchESPN): 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 (WatchESPN): This ESPN telecast will be available with the Alabama and Clemson home radio broadcasts serving as the commentary with separate feeds.
  • Data Center (WatchESPN): This includes various graphics such as analytics, real time drive charts, win probability updates, and social media reactions.
  • Spider Cam (WatchESPN): AESPN’s spider cam will run a feed of the camera that hovers over the field.
  • Taco Bell Student Section (WatchESPN): Cameras in the Taco Bell student sections will be shown on this camera.
  • ESPN Deportes: Eduardo Varela and Pablo Viruega will call the game in Spanish for ESPN Deportes.