ESPN Player plans for biggest ever season of NCAA College Football coverage

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ESPN Player plans for biggest ever season of NCAA College Football coverage

ESPN Player will bring subscribers its biggest ever season of college football coverage ahead of kick-off this weekend.

ESPN Player plans for biggest ever season of NCAA College Football coverage

  • Streaming service is home of College Football fans across EMEA
  • More than 800 games will be available live and on demand, including College Football Playoff and end of season bowl games
  • Extensive range of preview, analysis and debate shows, plus wide variety of college football documentaries
  • New live channel – ACC Network – joins SEC Network, ESPNU and Longhorn Network simulcasts

ESPN Player will bring subscribers its biggest ever season of college football coverage ahead of kick-off this weekend.

The streaming service will bring unrivalled coverage of the 2019 NCAA College Football season to fans in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asian countries including Japan and Singapore anytime, anywhere.

Viewers will have the opportunity to watch more than 800 college football games live and on demand on desktop, iPad and mobile. The action kicks off this weekend with a huge intra-state rivalry as Miami take on Florida at midnight on Saturday 24 August.

A slate of games follows on Thursday 29 August, including reigning national champions Clemson in their season opener against Georgia Tech.

On Saturday 31 August ESPN Player will stream a host of live games featuring powerhouses such as Alabama, Ohio State and Florida State. There are more than 45 games live and on demand in the opening week.

ESPN Player’s comprehensive coverage will run throughout the season to the Bowl games and College Football Playoffs (CFP) in December and January. Last season the CFP National Championship was a matchup between powerhouse programs  Clemson and Alabama, and the two are among the strong favourites for the title again.

Alabama and Clemson will be led by two of the most exciting young quarterbacks in the game. Tua Tagovailoa burst onto the scene as a second half substitute in Alabama’s 2018 National Championship over Georgia, throwing three touchdowns and earning offensive MVP of the game. Trevor Lawrence led Clemson to victory in the 2019 National Championship, completing a 15-0 undefeated season, becoming one of the youngest-ever quarterbacks to start the game.

This season there is more college football programming available than ever before. Brand new four-part documentary series All In: The Clemson Football Family offers fans an inside look at the reigning national champions as they prepare to defend their title.

The series captures pre-season training as the Tigers plan for their season opener against Georgia Tech on Thursday, 29 August, and follows the team off the field, including team bonding and summer internships where players give back to the community. In-depth Interviews with the coaching staff also feature, offering an insight into the creation of a team that has won two of the last three national championships.

In addition, Greatest Ever: The 2018 Clemson Tigers looks into how Clemson won the title, becoming the first team in major college football history to amass a 15-0 record following decisive victories over Notre Dame (30-3) and Alabama (44-16) in the College Football Playoff. The 30-minute special follows Clemson’s journey through the College Football Playoff Semifinal and Championship games with never before seen footage and interviews with coaching staff.

All Access: Louisville Football is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into first-year head coach Scott Satterfield’s Louisville football team, he and his staff go beyond the X’s and O’s to create a winning culture and family atmosphere to revive the proud football program.

The Bowden Dynasty is a feature-length documentary film that explores the life and times of Bobby Bowden, the legendary coach with a team of loyal assistants and players who fought against all odds and countless obstacles to collect two national championships and an unprecedented 14 straight top 5 finishes at Florida State.

Alongside the new documentaries and vast line-up of live games featuring the biggest teams in college football, ESPN Player brings subscribers the news, storylines, discussions and debate surrounding college football, direct from the US, with four simulcast ESPN channels. The brand new ACC Network, focusing on the Atlantic Coast Conference, the SEC Network, dedicated to the powerhouse Southeastern Conference, the Longhorn Network, the official channel of the Texas Longhorns, and ESPNU, focusing exclusively on college sports, are all available live 24/7.

ESPN Player also features ESPN Goal Line, which keeps viewers up to date with the latest big plays and touchdowns in every live game, going live to the most exciting action across the US.

ESPN’s highly acclaimed and award-winning weekly pre-game show, ESPN College Gameday, will also be available throughout the season, capturing the energy, excitement, atmosphere and insight from the biggest games. Televised every Saturday at 2pm (UK time), College Gameday is ESPN’s flagship show for college football and is hosted live each week from the site of one of the week’s top games. The first episode of the season will air on Saturday live from Disney World in Florida.

Oliver Clarke

Ollie first joined ESPN in 2016 from the University of Birmingham. Ollie looks after all things direct-to-consumer in EMEA. This includes, but not limited to, customer acquisition and retention, programming, customer life cycle management and communications.
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