Live Coverage of 90 Games, Including Nearly 70 Exclusively on ESPN+
ESPN networks and ESPN+ – the recently-launched direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment and ESPN – will combine to present all 2018 Canadian Football League (CFL) regular season and postseason games. ESPN2 and ESPNEWS will televise more than 20 games, including the Eastern and Western Finals and 106th Grey Cup, while nearly 70 games will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+.
The ESPN+ CFL schedule begins with four preseason games, including the June 1 contest between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who recently signed former NFL quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, and the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts (7:30 p.m. ET).
ESPN2 kicks off the CFL regular season on June 14, and will televise all four week 1 games in prime time. Opening weekend matchups feature the Edmonton Eskimos vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (June 14, 8:30 p.m.); Argonauts vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders (June 15, 9 p.m.) and a doubleheader on Saturday, June 16: Tiger-Cats vs. Calgary Stampeders (7 p.m.) and Montreal Alouettes vs. BC Lions (10 p.m.).
ESPN, which first televised CFL games in 1980, has exclusive rights in the U.S. to present all regular season and postseason CFL games, including the Grey Cup. ESPN International and its affiliated networks also distribute CFL games internationally to more than 47 million households and 74 countries.
CFL Games on ESPN2 and ESPNEWS:
|Thu, Jun 14||8:30 p.m.||Edmonton Eskimos vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||ESPN2|
|Fri, Jun 15||9 p.m.||Toronto Argonauts vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||ESPN2|
|Sat, Jun 16||7 p.m.||Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Calgary Stampeders||ESPN2|
|Sat, Jun 16||10 p.m.||Montreal Alouettes vs. BC Lions||ESPN2|
|Fri, Jun 22||7 p.m.||Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Montreal Alouettes||ESPN2|
|Fri, Jun 29||7 p.m.||Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||ESPN2|
|Fri, Jun 29||10 p.m.||BC Lions vs. Edmonton Eskimos||ESPN2|
|Fri, Jul 13||9 p.m.||Toronto Argonauts vs. Edmonton Eskimos||ESPN2|
|Sat, July 21||4 p.m.||Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Toronto Argonauts||ESPN2|
|Sat, Jul 21||9 p.m.||Montreal Alouettes vs. Calgary Stampeders||ESPN2|
|Sat, Jul 28||4 p.m.||Ottawa REDBLACKS vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||ESPN2|
|Thu, Aug 2||7 p.m.||Ottawa REDBLACKS vs. Toronto Argonauts||ESPN2|
|Fri, Aug 3||7:30 p.m.||Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Montreal Alouettes||ESPN2|
|Thu, Aug 9||10 p.m.||Edmonton Eskimos vs. BC Lions||ESPN2|
|Sat, Aug 18||9 p.m.||Montreal Alouettes vs. Edmonton Eskimos||ESPN2|
|Sun, Sep 30||1 p.m.||Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Montreal Alouettes||ESPN2|
|Sun, Oct 28||1 p.m.||Toronto Argonauts vs. Montreal Alouettes||ESPN2|
|Sun, Nov 11||1 p.m.||Eastern Semi-Final||ESPNEWS|
|Sun, Nov 11||4:30 p.m.||Western Semi-Final||ESPN2|
|Sun, Nov 18||1 p.m.||Eastern Final||ESPNEWS|
|Sun, Nov 18||4:30 p.m.||Western Final||ESPNEWS|
|Sun, Nov 25||6 p.m.||106th Grey Cup||ESPN2|
CFL Games Available via ESPN+: https://es.pn/2KR7Zvl
*Schedules subject to change
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