Alabama football fans are going to have a lot of options when they tune in to watch the Crimson Tide play in the Peach 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 several different viewing options of the Peach Bowl (3 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. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze will be along for the ride on the SEC-centric commentary of the game.
There also will be pylon cameras, featuring four cameras on each of the eight end zone pylons, and super slow-motion cameras.
For the ESPN broadcast of the Peach Bowl, the crew will be Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe. Tessitore will be making his semifinal debut.
ESPN will offer onsite coverage from both Atlanta and Glendale, Ariz., beginning Wednesday, including coverage of media day on Dec. 29.
A veteran group of such headline showdowns, Alabama was given the blanket treatment in last season’s national championship game against Clemson.
The wait continues for Crimson Tide fans but at least now you can start game-planning your remote control efforts for the big game.