ESPN's presentation of the College Football Playoff semifinals will feature its MegaCast production -- this time with up to 12 presentations -- at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic featuring No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (4 p.m. ET) and the Capital One Orange Bowl between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Oklahoma (8 ET) on Saturday.
The CFP Semifinals MegaCast will be showcased across ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio. SEC Network will have a presentation for the Orange Bowl.
ESPN will station more than 50 cameras inside AT&T Stadium (Cotton Bowl) and Hard Rock Stadium (Orange Bowl), all available to the traditional telecast, and will provide the key vantage points for the MegaCast production. ESPN's innovation will be on display throughout the operation, including the CFP debut of RefCam, a camera affixed to the bill of two referees' hats, providing a camera view similar to the refs' line of sight.
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Where can I watch and listen to the CFP semifinals?
The College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame) will air on ESPN at 4 p.m. ET. Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge will call the game with Holly Rowe covering the Tigers and Tom Rinaldi on the Fighting Irish. Watch
The College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl (No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma) will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit will call the the game with Maria Taylor covering the Crimson Tide and Laura Rutledge on the Sooners. Watch
ESPN's traditional telecast will be accompanied by a number of alternate presentations for both games. The CFP Semifinals MegaCast will be showcased across ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes Radio and the ESPN App. SEC Network will have a presentation for the Orange Bowl.
Command Center (ESPN2 and ESPN App): A split screen with four simultaneous camera views, which could include the main ESPN camera angle, the SkyCam view and isolated camera feeds of both head coaches at any given time. Enhanced statistics and real-time drive charts supplement the game action. Cotton Bowl | Orange Bowl
Coaches Film Room (ESPNEWS and ESPN App): Head coaches watch the game in a film room, offering strategic advice in real time. Mack Brown (North Carolina), Dave Clawson (Wake Forest), Paul Johnson (Georgia Tech) and Mike Norvell (Memphis) will breakdown the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame), while Steve Addazio (Boston College), Herm Edwards (Arizona State), Bryan Harsin (Boise State) and Gary Patterson (TCU) will cover the Capital One Orange Bowl (No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Oklahoma). Cotton Bowl | Orange Bowl
Thinking Out Loud (SEC Network for Orange Bowl only): Marcus Spears, Greg McElroy and Alyssa Lang make their MegaCast debut, bringing high jinks and highlights. Watch
Hometown Audio (ESPN3 and ESPN App): The local radio broadcasts from all four participating teams, in conjunction with JMI Sports, Learfield, and Notre Dame Global Partnerships, synced with ESPN's main telecast. Cotton Bowl: Clemson and Notre Dame | Orange Bowl: Alabama and Oklahoma
DataCenter (ESPN Goal Line and ESPN App): A perfect catch-all viewing option, as ESPN's main telecast will be surrounded by up-to-date real-time stats, analytics, social media reaction and player information. Cotton Bowl | Orange Bowl
SkyCam (ESPN3 and ESPN App): The popular view from above the action -- and behind the offense on most plays. This unique angle has been one of ESPN's alternate viewing options for many years. Cotton Bowl | Orange Bowl
All-22 (ESPN3 and ESPN App): Watch the game the same way players and coaches study film, with a vantage point high above the field of play. The angle allows for the 22 players on the field to be seen at all times, providing the ability to distinguish how plays develop. Cotton Bowl | Orange Bowl
ESPN Radio (ESPN App): Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons (Cotton Bowl) and Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay (Orange Bowl) call the games. The broadcast is available throughout the country on more than 400 ESPN Radio stations, the ESPN App, com, SiriusXM, Apple Music, iHeartRadio and TuneIn.
ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio (ESPN App): Spanish-language call with Lalo Varela and Pablo Viruega (Cotton Bowl), and Kenneth Garay and Sebastian Martinez-Christensen (Orange Bowl) calling the games on television. Cotton Bowl | Orange Bowl