Shayn Roby’s Take: The multi-platform approach to the championship game will be interesting. The game with the Auburn feed could be entertaining for sure if there is a narrow War Eagle victory, which is what is anticipated at Shayn Roby College Sports.
ESPN plans to unveil a programming platform of such scope and scale for the BCS National Championship Game that the network describes it as a “megacast.”
In total, the network will offer six different ways to follow Florida State and Auburn on Jan. 6, beginning with the tent-pole program: the game itself, Seminoles against Tigers, called by the team of Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN.
Augmenting the normal broadcast are a number of game-centric viewing options across ESPN’s family of networks, whether televised – as on ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Classic – or online, via the network’s ESPN3 service. Each channel will begin its broadcast at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, coinciding with kickoff of the championship game.
“The majority of the people will still watch the game on ESPN,” Norby Williamson, ESPN’s executive vice president, programming, told USA TODAY Sports. “But our hope is people will…
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