TNT to air CFP games through sublicense with ESPN

  • Heather Dinich, ESPN

    • Senior WriterMay 22, 2024, 04:35 PM ET Close College football press reporter
    • Joined in 2007
    • Graduate of Indiana University

ESPN and TNT Sports have reached a five-year contract for TNT Sports to sublicense choose College Football Championship game from ESPN starting this season, the networks revealed Wednesday.TNT Sports will

present two first-round CFP games throughout the 2024 and 2025 seasons. In addition to the first-round games, TNT Sports will include two quarterfinal games each year, beginning with the 2026 season through the 2028 season. TNT will be the primary network televising the sublicensed CFP games, amongst extra TNT Sports distribution platforms.ESPN will reveal all other CFP games on its networks, including the championship game game. ESPN will likewise continue to handle the sponsorship program for the presentation of the CFP. “We’re thrilled to reach this arrangement with ESPN, offering TNT Sports the chance to display these College Football Championship game on our platforms for years to come,”TNT Sports Chairman and CEO Luis Silberwasser said in a statement. “TNT Sports aims to thrill fans and drive optimum reach and engagement for these marquee games. “Editor’s Picks The CFP will broaden from four to 12 teams this fall and include the five highest ranked conference champs and the next 7 highest-ranked

groups. The 4 highest ranked conference champions will make the leading four seeds and first-round byes.The first-round games will be played Dec. 20-21 on the home school of the higher seed, with groups seeded 5-8 hosting groups seeded 9-12. “ESPN is pleased to sublicense to TNT Sports a choose number of early round games of the College Football Playoff, an occasion we have actually helped to grow– together with the CFP– into among the preeminent championships,”said Rosalyn Durant, ESPN executive vice president, programs & acquisitions.” We’re confident in the reach and promotion that this new arrangement will supply as we enter the brand-new, expanded playoff era.”This year, the CFP quarterfinals will be hosted by the Vrbo Feast Bowl (Dec. 31), the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl(Jan. 1), the Rose Bowl Game(Jan. 1) and the Allstate Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1). The Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowls will host the CFP semifinals, and the national title game is Jan. 20 in Atlanta, Georgia. “It is exciting to add TNT Sports, another extremely respected broadcaster, to the College Football Playoff family,”CFP executive director Costs Hancock said in a statement.” Sports fans across the nation are totally knowledgeable about their work across a wide array of sports homes over the previous 20 years, and we anticipate seeing what new and ingenious concepts they give the promo and delivery of these games.”

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