Week 1 Includes Grey Cup Rematch – Stampeders vs. REDBLACKS – on ESPNEWS
ESPN television networks and ESPN3 have exclusive rights to present all regular season and postseason CFL games in the United States, including the Eastern and Western Semi-Finals and Finals and the 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw.
ESPN will televise 20 Canadian Football League (CFL) games in 2016 – including the 104rd Grey Cup Championship – and an additional 69 games will be available on ESPN3. The schedule kicks off with four preseason matchups on ESPN3, beginning Wednesday, June 8.
Twenty CFL games on ESPN Television Networks and 69 Games on ESPN3 in 2015
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 – 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 2015 CFL Television Schedule (through August):
|Thu, Jun 25||7:30 p.m.||Ottawa REDBLACKS vs. Montreal Alouettes||ESPN2|
|Fri, Jun 26||9 p.m.||Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Calgary Stampeders||ESPN2|
|Thu, July 2||8:30 p.m.||Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||ESPN2|
|Fri, Jul 3||7:30 p.m.||Calgary Stampeders vs. Montreal Alouettes||ESPN2|
|Thu, Jul 9||9 p.m.||Ottawa REDBLACKS vs. Edmonton Eskimos||ESPN2|
|Fri, Jul 10||7 p.m.||Montreal Alouettes vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||ESPN2|
|Thu, Jul 30||8:30 p.m.||BC Lions vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||ESPN2|
|Fri, Jul 31||9 p.m.||Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Edmonton Eskimos||ESPN2|
|Mon, Aug 3||7 p.m.||Toronto Argonauts vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||ESPN2|
|Thu, Aug 6||10 p.m.||Edmonton Eskimos vs. BC Lions||ESPN2|
|Fri, Aug 7||7:30 p.m.||Montreal Alouettes vs. Ottawa REDBLACKS||ESPN2|
|Sun, Aug 9||5 p.m.||Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||ESPNEWS|
|Thu, Aug 13||7:30 p.m.||Edmonton Eskimos vs. Montreal Alouettes||ESPN2|
|Sat, Aug 15||10 p.m.||Ottawa REDBLACKS vs. Calgary Stampeders||ESPN2|
|Thu, Aug 27||7:30 p.m.||Montreal Alouettes vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||ESPN2|
|Fri, Aug 28||9 p.m.||Toronto Argonauts vs. Edmonton Eskimos||ESPN2|
|Sat, Aug 30||4 p.m.||Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Ottawa REDBLACKS||ESPN2|
*Schedule subject to change.
|Sat, Jun 27||5:00 PM||Edmonton Eskimos vs. Toronto Argonauts|
|8:00 PM||Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|Sat, Jul 4||6:00 PM||BC Lions vs. Ottawa Redblacks|
|Sun, Jul 5||3:30 PM||Toronto Argonauts vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|Fri, Jul 10||10:00 PM||Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. BC Lions|
|Mon, Jul 13||9:00 PM||Toronto Argonauts vs. Calgary Stampeders|
|Thu, July 16||7:30 PM||Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Montreal Alouettes|
|Fri, Jul 17||7:00 PM||Edmonton Eskimos vs. Ottawa Redblacks|
|10:00 PM||BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|Sat, Jul 18||7:00 PM||Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Calgary Stampeders|
|Fri, Jul 24||7:00 PM||Calgary Stampeders vs. Ottawa Redblacks|
|10:00 PM||Toronto Argonauts vs. BC Lions|
|Sat, Jul 25||7:00 PM||Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Edmonton Eskimos|
|Sun, Jul 26||7:00 PM||Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|Sat, Aug 1||7:00 PM||Montreal Alouettes vs. Calgary Stampeders|
|Sat, Aug 8||7:00 PM||Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Toronto Argonauts|
|Fri, Aug 14||8:00 PM||Toronto Argonauts vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Sat, Aug 15||7:00 PM||BC Lions vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
|Thu, Aug 20||10:00 PM||Montreal Alouettes vs. BC Lions|
|Fri, Aug 21||9:00 PM||Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Edmonton Eskimos|
|Sat, Aug 22||7:00 PM||Calgary Stampeders vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|Sun, Aug 23||4:00 PM||Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Ottawa Redblacks|
|Sat, Aug 29||6:00 PM||Calgary Stampeders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
*Schedule subject to change.
Preseason Schedule Kicks Off Friday, June 12
ESPN will televise 20 Canadian Football League (CFL) games in 2015 – including the 103rd Grey Cup championship – and an additional 69 games will be available on ESPN3, the company’s live multi-screen sports network. The 89-game schedule is part of a multi-year agreement with the CFL, which grants ESPN exclusive rights to present the league’s games in the United States.
The schedule kicks off with three preseason contests on ESPN3, beginning Friday, June 12, when the defending Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders host the BC Lions at 9:30 p.m. ET.
CFL regular season games begin Thursday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Michael Sam, the 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, is expected to make his CFL debut for the Montreal Alouettes when they host the Ottawa Redblacks at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium. ESPN’s complete schedule of CFL games will be announced at a later date.
ESPN telecasts will utilize production and commentator teams from TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader.
ESPN’s 2015 CFL Preseason Schedule:
|Fri, Jun 12||9:30 p.m.||BC Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders||ESPN3|
|Sat, Jun 13||10 p.m.||Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Edmonton Eskimos||ESPN3|
|Thu, Jun 18||7:30 p.m.||Toronto Argonauts vs. Montreal Alouettes||ESPN3|
*Schedule subject to change.
NEW YORK – July 20, 2012 – NBC Sports Network will telecast 14 CFL games in 2012, including the CFL semifinals, finals and the 100th edition of the Grey Cup.
Coverage of the CFL on NBC Sports Network begins Monday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET, when the Edmonton Eskimos host the Toronto Argonauts. The season will conclude with the 100th Grey Cup on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. ET.
The 2012 schedule also includes the defending Grey Cup Champion BC Lions vs. the Montreal Alouettes at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 31; Calgary Stampeders vs. Edmonton Eskimos at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 7; and Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Toronto Argonauts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 1.
NBC Sports Network’s 2012 CFL schedule (all times ET):
|Aug. 27||Edmonton vs. Toronto||7:30 p.m.|
|Aug. 31||BC vs. Montreal||7:30 p.m.|
|Sept. 3||Toronto vs. Hamilton||1:00 p.m.|
|Sept. 3||Edmonton vs. Calgary||4:30 p.m.|
|Sept. 7||Calgary vs. Edmonton||9:00 p.m.|
|Oct. 5||Hamilton vs. Edmonton||9:00 p.m.|
|Oct. 19||Edmonton vs. BC||10:00 p.m.|
|Nov. 1||Hamilton vs. Toronto||7:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 2||Calgary vs. Edmonton||9:00 p.m.|
|Nov. 11||Semifinals||4:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 11||Semifinals||11:00 p.m.|
|Nov. 18||Finals||4:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 18||Finals||11:00 p.m.|
|Nov. 25||Grey Cup||6:00 p.m.|
–NBC Sports Group–