Ohio State fans are going to have a lot of options when they tune in to watch the Buckeyes play in the Fiesta Bowl.
ESPN announced Thursday that both College Football Playoff semifinals on Dec. 31 — Ohio State vs. Clemson and Alabama vs. Washington — will be part of the network’s multicast. This means there will be six different viewing options of the Fiesta Bowl (7 p.m. ET) on the ESPN family of networks.
- The traditional broadcast will be shown on ESPN.
- There will be the “command center telecast” on ESPN2, which will air multiple camera views simultaneously.
- ESPN3 will air the “hometown broadcasts,” showing the game with the option to hear each team’s radio broadcast.
- ESPN3 will air a “Datacenter” broadcast complete with instant statistics and tweets rolling in throughout the game
- ESPN3 will air a SkyCam broadcast for the live view from right above the field of play.
- ESPN Deportes will air a Spanish-language broadcast.
The Peach Bowl between Alabama and Washington will also have the “Finebaum Film Room” broadcast during the game on SEC Network.
This is not the first time the Buckeyes have received this treatment. They were part of an ESPN multicast during the College Football Playoff final two seasons ago when they beat Oregon.
Buckeyes fans will be watching — on a few different channels — for a similar outcome on New Year’s Eve.