ESPN MegaCast to Provide Multiple Viewing Options for Monday’s National Championship Game
Alabama football fans watching Monday’s national championship game between the Crimson Tide and Georgia will have a number of options for viewing the game courtesy of ESPN’s MegaCast.
ESPN’s fifth national championship MegaCast production will be its most comprehensive to date, offering 20 productions of the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:17 p.m. CT from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Fans can watch the traditional telecast on ESPN or choose to sample the alternate productions across 10 additional ESPN platforms: ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, SEC Network, ESPN Deportes, and multiple options on ESPN3. ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes will also broadcast the game on the radio. The record-setting number of MegaCast productions is up from the 14 offered last year and all 20 are available on the ESPN App.
ESPN will have more than 110 cameras inside the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, including utilizing more than 80 for the College Football Playoff National Championship. ESPN’s state-of-the-art production will feature two never-before-used camera angles for a national championship game: First-and-10 marker cam and the Dual SkyCam System.
The first-and-10 cam is a camera inside the first down marker, providing viewers a look at the line to gain. ESPN first utilized the unique camera angle at the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The Dual SkyCam System uses a second SkyCam, positioned higher than the traditional SkyCam, providing viewers two different vantage points from, typically, behind-the-offense. Both of the SkyCam’s individual feeds will be available as part of the MegaCast production.
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