ESPN releases Georgia Bulldogs vs. TCU Horned Frogs broadcast details

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LOS ANGELES – The Georgia Bulldogs and coach Kirby Smart are preparing to face Sonny Dykes and the TCU Horned Frogs in the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Los Angeles. ESPN on Friday released notes highlighting what the cable company will provide during the game.

For the ninth straight year, ESPN will present AT&T’s College Football Playoff National Championship using cutting-edge technology and utilizing the network’s best innovation for its TCU vs. Georgia presentation on Monday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET .

ESPN’s main show will lead the signature MegaCast production as ESPN offers 12 different presentations of the CFP National Championship Game on ESPN platforms. The dramatic college football finale from SoFi Stadium will be available in more than 160 countries thanks to ESPN’s linear and digital platforms.

Innovation reigns at Main ESPN Telecast

SoFi Stadium will be the center of ESPN’s innovations on Championship Monday, including about 100 cameras showing every angle of college football’s biggest night. The most modern technologies include:

AllCam captures the entire pitch, providing isolated footage of every player and activity on the pitch at all times.

Pylon cameras at each corner of the end zone, with back line pylons now panning, tilting and zooming – covering more of the end zone than ever before.

Skycam shows the action from above on the pitch.

View of the pitch via cameras mounted on officials’ caps.

Line-to-gain will feature the pylon cam down (low angle) on the first line, which was crucial at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

Virtual reality graphics that span the entire field and appear across multiple cameras simultaneously.

ESPN’s camera lineup will include dedicated cameras for TCU head coach Sonny Dykes and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart at all times, as well as unique camera placements that offer views of teams as they take the field. The Goodyear Blimp will provide aerial views of Los Angeles and SoFi Stadium.

More than 100 microphones will be placed throughout the stadium to capture the sounds of the game and the atmosphere of the crowd, enhancing the broadcast of the game.

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Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit Announce Ninth National Championship Together; Holly Rowe and Molly McGrath return to report from the sidelines for the second straight season

Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will team up to declare their ninth CFP National Championship and celebrate the conclusion of their 27th college football season as the commentating team. Reporters Holly Rowe (Georgia) and Molly McGrath (TCU) will provide news and insight from the sidelines as McGrath and Rowe return to the ESPN show for the second year running. Rowe covered the ESPN radio show for the first six years of the championship.

ESPN Rules Analyst Bill Lemonnier and Sports Injury Analyst Marty Jaramillo will also cover Championship Monday. Former Big Ten umpire Lemonnier is a veteran of several celebratory assignments, including a string of prestigious bowl games as Jaramillo wraps up his rookie season at ESPN.

MegaCast of ESPN’s Ninth National Championship hosted by Field Pass featuring The Pat McAfee Show presented by Mercedes-Benz
For the first time since 2019, MegaCast fan favorite Field Pass to the National Championship returns on ESPN2. Field Pass with The Pat McAfee Show Presented by Mercedes-Benz features entertaining, free-flowing commentary on the CFP National Championship Game hosted by Pat McAfee, who will walk the sidelines of SoFi Stadium. McAfee will direct the action from a unique vantage point, along with AJ Hawk, Darius Butler and “Boston” Connor Campbell, as well as a rotation of ESPN analysts, notable figures and celebrities throughout the game.

ESPN’s MegaCast production includes four additional presentations on its linear platforms, five additional offerings available on the ESPN app, and a 4K feed.

The Command Center on ESPNU features a multi-angle presentation with player and team stats. The show will feature four main video feeds, including ESPN’s main show, Skycam and footage from each head coach throughout the show.

MegaCast mainstay AT&T 5G SkyCast returns to ESPNEWS this year, highlighting the popular overhead view of the action and behind the offense on most games. This unique angle has long been one of ESPN’s alternative viewing options, and it’s available on multiple games each week. Replays are shown every time the main show shows a replay without taking your eyes off Skycam. Additionally, the SkyCam viewing option will also be available in 4K on Comcast, DirecTV, YouTube TV and Verizon.

The Spanish-language television show (ESPN Deportes) and Hometown Radio (SEC Network and the ESPN App) remain an integral part of the MegaCast, with the all-22 viewpoint also available digitally.

Hometown Radio (SEC Network and ESPN App)

Fans can listen to each team’s local radio show, with their audio feed synced to the ESPN presentation. This MegaCast feed is made possible in partnership with the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network, powered by LEARFIELD, and the Horned Frogs Sports Network, powered by LEARFIELD and WBAP.

Georgia (SEC Network & ESPN App): Scott Howard, Eric Zeier and DJ Shockley
More details on SEC Network’s coverage of SoFi Stadium will be announced in the coming days.

TCU (ESPN app): Brian Estridge, John Denton and Landry Burdine

All-22 (ESPN App)

View the game the way players and coaches watch a film, with a vantage point high above the pitch. The vantage point allows the 22 players on the field to be seen at all times, providing the ability to distinguish how plays are developing. Commentary is provided by the ESPN radio show.

SPN Radio: Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge jointly name the seventh CFP National Championship, with Ian Fitzsimmons and Kris Budden reporting from the sidelines

Sean McDonough convenes his seventh CFP National Championship on ESPN Radio, joining analyst Todd Blackledge in proclaiming the CFP National Championship every nine years on the platform. ESPN senior radio reporter Ian Fitzsimmons and ABC/ESPN reporter Kris Budden will lead the call from the sidelines of SoFi Stadium, with acting ESPN analyst and former longtime SEC umpire Matt Austin adding commentary. The radio show is available nationwide on more than 400 ESPN radio stations, the ESPN app,, SiriusXM, Apple Music, iHeartRadio and TuneIn.

ESPN Deportes delivers call in Spanish language

The call of the game in Spanish will be available on ESPN Deportes, with Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega and Katia Castorena announcing the action.

CFP Championship Game Pre-Game and Halftime Marching Bands on the ESPN App

New for 2023, the halftime marching band performances at the College Football Playoff National Championship will be available on the ESPN app. The sights and sounds of TCU’s Horned Frog Marching Band and Georgia’s Redcoat Marching Band will be streamed live over the All-22 view.

ESPN and Cinemark team up to bring CFP to the big screen

This postseason, thanks to ESPN and Cinemark, fans can catch the biggest game of all time, the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T, in select US theaters. More details.