The CFL and ESPN made an announcement to air games all season, and a schedule is out for the first three weekends for those of us in the US. Apparently only 20 games plus most of the playoffs will be aired on regular ESPN channels.
An unanswered question remains if the rest will be exclusively on ESPN+, or if at the very least some will be on ESPN3. Or perhaps ESPN seeks to phase out ESPN3 anyway.
If you are in the UK, you have some access via BT Sport as well but I’m not sure about their schedule.
Unfortunately, most games are being pushed to that piece of crap ESPN+. Why folks would pay for something of the same or somewhat inferior streaming quality that’s been available to those of us in the know for free since 2010 is most baffling. I like my free options.
Even keeping the games on ESPN3 would help greatly for those of us with cable who already have a subscription that pays ESPN, but oh no there go ESPN again with their attempt to innovate despite quite the record of failure in this millennium but for college football (especially if you are an SEC or B1G fan or homer) and to some degree the NBA (though their coverage of that stinks greatly).
Most alarmingly and for the first time in almost a decade, opening night is not on a regular ESPN network for all to see! What is the CFL doing! That’s the moment to seize! As if anything else is going on on TV on a Thursday night in June in the US!
The rest of the slate in Week 1 will be on ESPN channels, but one is on dreadful and obsolete ESPNews that few have any more.
All others not on ESPN+ are on ESPN 2.
We’ll see what happens for July and beyond.