How to watch Monday’s college football playoff championship game on TV and online

Undefeated and defending national champion Georgia takes on TCU in the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., home of the Los Angeles Rams and LA Chargers and last year’s Super Bowl.

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio. These shows will spearhead the network’s MegaCast coverage, with 12 streams on different platforms covering different aspects of primetime gaming.

Georgia and TCU advanced via a pair of thrilling victories on New Year’s Eve, with the No. 1-ranked Bulldogs coming from behind to beat Ohio State 42-41 in the Peach Bowl and the Horny Frogs no. 4 outlasted Michigan 51-45 in the Fiesta Bowl. Both matches were decided at the last minute, leading each to average 21 million total viewers across ESPN’s platforms, good for the highest viewership numbers for the CFP semi-finals in five years.

Georgia is the favorite, with a 12-0 record. The Bulldogs beat Alabama 33-18 in the CFP title game last year and are looking to become just the fourth school since 1990 to win back-to-back national championships.

ESPN Networks hosted 40 of this year’s bowl games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, including all six New Year’s Bowls. For Monday’s game, the network’s core team of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit , Holly Rowe and Molly McGrath will provide coverage from the stand.

Among the MegaCast offers on Monday:

ESPN2: The return of Field passes, anchored by Pat McAfee, who will provide live commentary from the sidelines during the game. McAfee will be joined by AJ Hawk, Darius Butler and “Boston” Connor Campbell as well as ESPN analysts, notables and celebrities during the game.

ESPNU: command center will present a multi-angle presentation with player and team stats. The four main feeds will be the main broadcast, Skycam and each head coach’s cameras.

ESPN News: The AT&T 5G Skycast the stream highlights the action from above and behind the attack. (Available in 4K on Comcast, DirecTV, YouTube TV and Verizon.)

ESPN App: The game view will be high above the playing field to follow all 22 players on the field at all times. Additionally, this year’s weekend at MegaCast, all marching band performances will be streamed live.

Hometown Radio: Feeds from every school will be available, with the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network calling on SEC Network and the ESPN app, and TCU through the Horned Frogs Sports Network on the ESPN app.

The game will also be available in over 160 countries on ESPN’s linear and digital platforms.


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