ESPN “Megacast” to provide six BCS title game viewing options
ESPN announced it will offer a "BCS Megacast” which will include six ways to watch the BCS National Championship Game Jan. 6, 8:30 p.m. Eastern at the Rose Bowl.
“BCS Megacast takes our previous multiplatform telecasts to the next level,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN’s executive vice president for programming and acquisitions, told USA Today. “We realized it would be a tremendous undertaking to coordinate so many coverage variations of the same game when we began brainstorming ideas in September. The exciting part is how much the original idea has grown in the past few months.”
Here are the options:
ESPN will feature Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit with a traditional broadcast.
ESPN2 will air a “BCS Title Talk” broadcast with additional analysts, coaches and celebrities.
ESPN3 online will show team-specific feeds, “BCS Campus Connection,” a live reaction broadcast from the campuses, and a “BCS SpiderCam” that features an over-the-field view.
ESPNews will play “BCS Film Room,” a play-by-play broadcast with different camera angles from the original showing.
ESPN Classic will show the game broadcast without the announcers. Microphones along the sidelines will pick up sounds from the game.
ESPN Goal Line will air “BCS Command Center,” a split-screen view of the game and immediate replays of the action. This option will include an ESPN Radio broadcast and rolling stats.