June 15, 2015

ESPN to televise 20 CFL games in 2015

CFL.ca Staff

BRISTOL –ESPN2 kicks off the Canadian Football League (CFL) regular season schedule Thursday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. ET when the Montreal Alouettes host the Ottawa REDBLACKS in the 2015 season-opening game at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium. Opening week continues on ESPN2 with a Grey Cup rematch between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the defending champion Calgary Stampeders on Friday, June 26.

This season, ESPN television networks and ESPN3, the company’s live multi-screen sports network, have exclusive rights to present 89 games in the United States – including the Eastern and Western Semi-Finals and Finals and the 103rd Grey Cup championship presented by Shaw – as part of a multi-year agreement with the CFL.

ESPN telecasts utilize production and commentator teams from TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader. Individual player profiles and specialty features, such as this CFL Rules 101 video voiced by ESPN’s Trey Wingo, will also be integrated throughout game presentations.

ESPN televised its first CFL game in 1980 and presented a total of 86 games in 2014.

ESPN’s CFL Television Schedule for 2015 (through August):  

ESPN US BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Season Schedule
Date Time (ET)
Away Home ESPN Network
June 25 7:30 p.m.   Ottawa REDBLACKS Montreal Alouettes ESPN2
June 26 9:00 p.m. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Calgary Stampeders ESPN2
July 2 8:30 p.m. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Winnipeg Blue Bombers ESPN2
July 3 7:30 p.m. Calgary Stampeders Montreal Alouettes ESPN2
July 9 9:00 p.m. Ottawa REDBLACKS Edmonton Eskimos ESPN2
July 10 7:00 p.m. Montreal Alouettes Winnipeg Blue Bombers ESPN2
July 30 8:30 p.m. BC Lions Winnipeg Blue Bombers ESPN2
July 31 9:00 p.m. Saskatchewan Roughriders Edmonton Eskimos ESPN2
August 3 7:00 p.m. Toronto Argonuats Hamilton Tiger-Cats ESPN2
August 6 10:00 p.m. Edmonton Eskimos BC Lions ESPN2
August 7 7:30 p.m. Montreal Alouettes Ottawa REDBLACKS ESPN2
August 9 5:00 p.m. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hamilton Tiger-Cats ESPNNEWS
August 13 7:30 p.m. Edmonton Eskimos Montreal Alouettes ESPN2
August 15 10:00 p.m. Ottawa REDBLACKS Calgary Stampeders ESPN2
August 27 7:30 p.m. Montreal Alouettes Hamilton Tiger-Cats ESPN2
August 28 9:00 p.m. Toronto Argonauts Edmonton Eskimos ESPN2
August 30 4:00 p.m. Saskatchewan Roughriders Ottawa REDBLACKS ESPN2

 

ESPN3 US BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Seasonule
Date Time (ET)
Away Home ESPN Network
June 27 5:00 p.m. Edmonton Eskimos Toronto Argonuats ESPN3
  8:00 p.m. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Saskatchewan Roughriders ESPN3
July 4 6:00 p.m. BC Lions Ottawa REDBLACKS ESPN3
July 5 3:30 p.m. Toronto Argonuats Saskatchewan Roughriders ESPN3
July 10 10:00 p.m. Saskatchewan Roughriders BC Lions ESPN3
July 13 9:00 p.m. Toronto Argonuats Calgary Stampeders ESPN3
July 16 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Montreal Alouettes ESPN3
July 17 7:00 p.m. Edmonton Eskimos Ottawa REDBLACKS ESPN3
  10:00 p.m. BC LIons Saskatchewan Roughriders ESPN3
July 18 7:00 p.m. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Calagary Stampeders ESPN3
July 24 7:00 p.m. Calgary Stampeders Ottawa REDBLACKS ESPN3
  10:00 p.m. Toronto Argonuats

BC Lions

ESPN3
July 25 7:00 p.m. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Edmonton Eskimos ESPN3
July 26 7:00 p.m. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Saskatchewan Roughriders ESPN3
Aug 1 7:00 p.m. Montreal Alouettes Calgary Stampeders ESPN3
Aug 8 7:00 p.m. Saskatchewan Roughriders Toronto Argonauts ESPN3
Aug 14 8:00 p.m. Toronto Argonauts Winnipeg Blue Bombers ESPN3
Aug 15 7:00 p.m. BC Lions Hamilton Tiger-Cats ESPN3
Aug 20 10:00 p.m. Montreal Alouettes BC Lions ESPN3
Aug 21 9:00 p.m. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Edmonton Eskimos ESPN3

Aug 22

7:00 p.m. Calgary Stampeders Saskatchewan Roughriders ESPN3

Aug 23

4:00 p.m. SSaskatchewan Roughriders Ottawa REDBLACKS ESPN3

Aug 29

6:00 p.m. Calgary Stampeders Winnipeg Blue Bombers ESPN3