ESPN to Deliver 60 Live Canadian Football League Games


ESPN to Deliver 60 Live Canadian Football League Games

ESPN will carry 60 live Canadian Football League games throughout the 2013 season, beginning Friday, June 28, with a doubleheader on ESPN3: Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Toronto Argonauts (7 p.m. ET) and BC Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders (10 p.m.). In all, ESPN will televise five games on ESPN2 and an additional 55 – including two playoff games – on ESPN3.

ESPN’s relationship with the CFL dates back to the company’s first full year on the air, having televised Canadian Football League games throughout the 1980’s (1980-84 and 1986-89) and 1990’s (1994-1997).

CFL games have also been carried on ESPN3, the company’s live multi-screen network, since 2008. ESPN3 is accessible in more than 85 million households nationwide for fans who receive their internet or video subscriptions from an affiliated provider.

All games will be available on computers at, on tablets and smartphones via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV.

ESPN will use commentators from TSN, the leading sports channel in Canada and CFL rightsholder, throughout the CFL season, which concludes in November.

Schedule through July:

Date Time (ET) Show Network
Fri., June 28 7 p.m. Hamilton vs. Toronto ESPN3
  10 p.m. BC vs. Calgary ESPN3
Sat., June 29 3:30 p.m. Saskatchewan vs. Edmonton ESPN2
Thu., July 4 7 p.m. Winnipeg vs. Montreal ESPN2
  10 p.m. Toronto vs. BC ESPN3
Fri., July 5 9 p.m. Calgary vs. Saskatchewan ESPN3
Sun., July 7 5 p.m. Edmonton vs. Hamilton ESPN3
Thu., July 11 7:30 p.m. Saskatchewan vs. Toronto ESPN3
Fri., July 12 7:30 p.m. Calgary vs. Montreal ESPN3
Sat., July 13 6:30 p.m. Winnipeg vs. Hamilton ESPN3
  9:30 p.m. BC vs. Edmonton ESPN2
Fri., July 19 8 p.m. Toronto vs. Winnipeg ESPN3
Sat., July 20 7 p.m. Montreal vs. Calgary ESPN2
  10 p.m. Edmonton vs. BC ESPN3
Sun., July 21 7 p.m. Hamilton vs. Saskatchewan ESPN3
Thu., July 25 7:30 p.m. Edmonton vs. Montreal ESPN2
Fri., July 26 8 p.m. Calgary vs. Winnipeg ESPN3
Sat., July 27 7:30 p.m. Saskatchewan vs. Hamilton ESPN3

For the complete 60-game schedule, please visit ESPN MediaZone



Allie Stoneberg

I advance ESPN’s communications and publicity efforts for NFL studio programming, Monday Night Football, the NFL Draft and our coverage of the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League. I enjoy meeting journalists in person at games and events and delight in showing them around our Bristol, Conn., campus.
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