ESPN schedule 2016

Link to the full schedule is now available:

http://www.cfl.ca/2016/06/16/cfl-espn-unveil-2016-us-broadcast-schedule/

PRESEASON
WED JUN 08 ... MTL @ WPG ... 8:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT JUN 11 ... BC @ SASK ... 9:00ET ... ESPN3
MON JUN 13 ... WPG @ OTT ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3

FRI JUN 17 ... TOR @ MTL ... 7:30ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 1
THU JUN 23 ... HAM @ TOR ... 7:00ET ... ESPNEWS
FRI JUN 24 ... MTL @ WPG ... 8:00ET ... ESPN2

SAT JUN 25 ... OTT @ EDM ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT JUN 25 ... CGY @ BC ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2

WEEK 2
THU JUN 30 ... OTT @ MTL ... 7:00ET ... ESPN2
THU JUN 30 ... TOR @ SASK ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2

FRI JUL 1 ... BC @ HAM ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI JUL 1 ... WPG @ CGY ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2

WEEK 3
THU JUL 7 ... WPG @ HAM ... 7:00ET ... ESPN2
THU JUL 7 ... TOR @ BC ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2

FRI JUL 8 ... CGY @ OTT ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI JUL 8 ... SASK @ EDM ... 10:00ET ... ESPN 2

WEEK 4
WED JUL 13 ... OTT @ TOR ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
THU JUL 14 ... EDM @ WPG ... 8:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI JUL 15 ... HAM @ MTL ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT JUL 16 ... BC @ SASK ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 5
THU JUL 21 ... CGY @ WPG ... 8:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI JUL 22 ... OTT @ SASK ... 8:30ET ... ESPN3
SAT JUL 23 ... HAM @ EDM ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3

MON JUL 25 ... MTL @ TOR ... 7:00ET ... ESPN2

WEEK 6
THU JUL 28 ... WPG @ EDM ... 8:30ET ... ESPN2
FRI JUL 29 ... SASK @ MTL ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI JUL 29 ... BC @ CGY ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2
SUN JUL 31 ... TOR @ OTT ... 7:30ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 7
WED AUG 3 ... HAM @ WPG ... 8:00ET ... ESPN3
THU AUG 4 ... BC @ MTL ... 7:00ET ... ESPN2
THU AUG 4 ... SASK @ CGY ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2

SAT AUG 6 ... EDM @ OTT ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 8
THU AUG 11 ... MTL @ EDM ... 8:30ET ... ESPN2
FRI AUG 12 ... WPG @ TOR ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT AUG 13 ... CGY @ SASK ... 7:00ET ... ESPNEWS
SAT AUG 13 ... HAM @ BC ... 10:00ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 9
FRI AUG 19 ... MTL @ OTT ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI AUG 19 ... CGY @ BC ... 10:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT AUG 20 ... EDM @ TOR ... 4:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT AUG 20 ... SASK @ HAM ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 10
THU AUG 25 ... BC @ OTT ... 7:00ET ... ESPN2
FRI AUG 26 ... WPG @ MTL ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI AUG 26 ... SASK @ EDM ... 10:00ET ... ESPN3
SUN AUG 28 ... HAM @ CGY ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 11
WED AUG 31 ... BC @ TOR ... 7:30ET ... ESPN3
THU SEP 1 ... OTT @ MTL ... 7:30ET ... ESPN3
SUN SEP 4 ... WPG @ SASK ... 3:00ET ... ESPN3
MON SEP 5 ... EDM @ CGY ... 2:30ET ... ESPN3
MON SEP 5 ... TOR @ HAM ... 6:00ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 12
FRI SEP 9 ... MTL @ BC ... 9:30ET ... ESPN3
SAT SEP 10 ... SASK @ WPG ... 4:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT SEP 10 ... CGY @ EDM ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
SUN SEP 11 ... HAM @ TOR ... 4:30ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 13
FRI SEP 16 ... MTL @ HAM ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT SEP 17 ... TOR @ WPG ... 2:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT SEP 17 ... OTT @ CGY ... 5:00ET ... ESPN3
SUN SEP 18 ... EDM @ SASK ... 4:30ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 14
FRI SEP 23 ... TOR @ OTT ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI SEP 23 ... BC @ EDM ... 10:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT SEP 24 ... WPG @ CGY ... 4:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT SEP 24 ... HAM @ SASK ... 9:30ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 15
FRI SEP 30 ... EDM @ WPG ... 8:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT OCT 1 ... CGY @ HAM ... 4:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT OCT 1 ... OTT @ BC ... 10:00ET ... ESPN3
SUN OCT 2 ... TOR @ MTL ... 1:00ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 16
FRI OCT 7 ... SASK @ OTT ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT OCT 8 ... BC @ WPG ... 4:00ET ... ESPN3
MON OCT 10 ... EDM @ MTL ... 12:30ET ... ESPN3
MON OCT 10 ... CGY @ TOR ... 4:00ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 17
FRI OCT 14 ... OTT @ HAM ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI OCT 14 ... WPG @ BC ... 10:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT OCT 15 ... SASK @ TOR ... 4:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT OCT 15 ... MTL @ CGY ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 18
FRI OCT 21 ... HAM @ OTT ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI OCT 21 ... TOR @ CGY ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2
SAT OCT 22 ... MTL @ SASK ... 4:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT OCT 22 ... EDM @ BC ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 19
FRI OCT 28 ... EDM @ HAM ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT OCT 29 ... OTT @ WPG ... 4:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT OCT 29 ... BC @ SASK ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
SUN OCT 30 ... CGY @ MTL ... 1:00ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 20
FRI NOV 4 ... WPG @ OTT ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT NOV 5 ... MTL @ HAM ... 1:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT NOV 5 ... TOR @ EDM ... 4:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT NOV 5 ... SASK @ BC ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3

PLAYOFFS 1
SUN NOV 13 ... EAST SEMI ... 1:00ET ... ESPN3
SUN NOV 13 ... WEST SEMI ... 4:30ET ... ESPN3

PLAYOFFS 2
SUN NOV 20 ... EAST FINAL ... 1:00ET ... ESPN2
SUN NOV 20 ... WEST FINAL ... 4:30ET ... ESPN3

GREY CUP
SUN NOV 27 ... GREY CUP ... 6:30ET ... ESPN2

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Would we see ESPN picking up the TSN feed one day and have their own broadcast crew.

Flutie, Bermann, Moon, The Rock.

I think if ESPN wanted to they could elevate the exposure the CFL receives in the U.S. and not incur a lot of expense

Seems like more of the games are on espn2 now.

So far it looks like last year, games on ESPN2 until August when the NCAA and NFL start, then all games streamed until the playoffs.

Actually there are way more games scheduled for June/July this year than there were last year on ESPN2. The current ESPN contract calls for (a minimum of) 17 regular season games to be shown on ESPN2/ESPNews, plus the division finals and the Grey Cup.

So far, 11 games for this year are slated for June/July, leaving just 6 to be shown from Aug-Nov.

Last year, only 8 were in June/July, while the other 9 were all in August.

I guess they are really trying to take advantage of the lack of football during the June and July months to showcase the CFL.

Of course, the contract calls for a minimum of 17 regular season games to be shown on TV, with the rest streamed on ESPN3. Which means they could always bump more onto TV if the ratings are good. :smiley:

Do you have a link? because when I go to ESPN or ESPN3 there is no news or schedule about CFL games.
ESPN simulcasts TSN games and there is not schedule on TSN yet of pre-season games.
Also 2 games listed on Friday the 17th a 7:30 PM ??

The June preseason games are now listed in the Watch ESPN app. The June 17th games at 4:30 are also listed as both being on ESPN3, but we know that’s not going to happen. I expect one of them to be bumped to one of the other channels.

Also, all of the games are available on Watch ESPN (including ESPN3, ESPN2, ESPN, ESPNNews) now, if you also have a Sling TV account. Thanks to ConnecticutYankee for that info.

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I cannot believe the season is about to start. Yikes!!! Where does the time go?

I simply can’t believe espn is showing preseason games. Even TSN is not doing that (unless something has changed).

I think that what we're seeing from ESPN is the games that they would show providing TSN broadcasts them.

Yup. No way ESPN uses their own people.

Can't wait!!!!

Having 2 games on June 17th at 7:30 is not impossible. The one in Montreal might be shown on RDS in French while at the same time, the game in Hamilton is broadcast on TSN in English. ESPN3 has no policy about how many events they stream simultaneously, nor do they care what language is being spoken.

Yes, that would explain it, but it's strange that TSN or RDS has not announced the pre-season games yet. ESPN3 are not going to stream games if TSN/RDS are not broadcasting them.

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its a really bad idea to broadcast per-season games in that market. If your first exposure to a CFL game is a pre-season game, good chance you never bother tuning in again.

About the preseason... I think it's safe to assume that ESPN has just posted what could potentially be broadcast by TSN. TSN has not made an announcement as to which (if any) preseason games it will cover. Typically, in the past few years, TSN has been doing 2 or 3 games, usually on TSN2. At any rate, those games would DEFINITELY only be streamed on ESPN3. There's no way any of those games are going on TV.

The rest of the schedule seems to have some fluidity at this point. Games that aren't slotted for ESPN2/ESPNnews are not being listed as streamed on ESPN3. Maybe they're still deciding to add more games to the TV.

I should also point out that ESPN has not made an official announcement about any of this. I compiled all of this from the WatchESPN app.

Yeah, it makes sense to load up on June, July and August.

Every year I say I'm gonna keep watchin' after labour Day, and every year I check out from the Banjo Bowl to the playoffs.

I don't even have time to watch all the NCAA games I want to, let alone trying to squeeze in a buncha CFL games on top of it.

ESPN updated its WatchESPN schedule yesterday, so I've gone and updated the original post to show which games are being shown in the USA and in what capacity. I also copied it at the end of this message. (No official announcement from ESPN or the league yet.)

We now know TSN's preseason schedule so we can assume the 4 games that TSN is doing will be the ones streamed on ESPN3. All other preseason games currently listed on the WatchESPN app as being streamed on ESPN3 are highly unlikely. They probably just haven't updated their schedule.

Looks like June/July is set in stone now for ESPN. All games not shown on ESPN2 or ESPNews are now listed as being streamed on ESPN3. 12 games will be shown on TV, either on ESPN2 or ESPNews, in June and July.

Also the August TV games are now listed. 5 games will be shown on ESPN2. Nothing yet about streaming.

This brings the number of TV games up to 17. The contract calls for a minimum of 17 regular season games to be shown on TV, plus Division Finals and the Grey Cup, so this could be it for this year's TV schedule.

PRESEASON (=unlikely to be shown since TSN isn't covering these)
WED JUN 08 ... MTL @ WPG ... 8:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT JUN 11 ... HAM @ TOR ... 4:00ET ... ESPN3

SAT JUN 11 ... EDM @ CGY ... 9:00ET ... ESPN3***
SAT JUN 11 ... BC @ SASK ... 9:00ET ... ESPN3
MON JUN 13 ... WPG @ OTT ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3

FRI JUN 17 ... TOR @ MTL ... 7:30ET ... ESPN3
FRI JUN 17 ... OTT @ HAM ... 7:30ET ... ESPN3***
FRI JUN 17 ... CGY @ BC ... 10:00ET ... ESPN3***
SAT JUN 18 ... SASK @ EDM ... 4:00 ET

WEEK 1
THU JUN 23 ... HAM @ TOR ... 7:00ET ... ESPNEWS
FRI JUN 24 ... MTL @ WPG ... 8:00ET ... ESPN2

SAT JUN 25 ... OTT @ EDM ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT JUN 25 ... CGY @ BC ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2

WEEK 2
THU JUN 30 ... OTT @ MTL ... 7:00ET ... ESPN2
THU JUN 30 ... TOR @ SASK ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2

FRI JUL 1 ... BC @ HAM ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI JUL 1 ... WPG @ CGY ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2

WEEK 3
THU JUL 7 ... WPG @ HAM ... 7:00ET ... ESPN2
THU JUL 7 ... TOR @ BC ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2

FRI JUL 8 ... CGY @ OTT ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI JUL 8 ... SASK @ EDM ... 10:00ET ... ESPN 2

WEEK 4
WED JUL 13 ... OTT @ TOR ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
THU JUL 14 ... EDM @ WPG ... 8:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI JUL 15 ... HAM @ MTL ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
SAT JUL 16 ... BC @ SASK ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 5
THU JUL 21 ... CGY @ WPG ... 8:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI JUL 22 ... OTT @ SASK ... 8:30ET ... ESPN3
SAT JUL 23 ... HAM @ EDM ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3

MON JUL 25 ... MTL @ TOR ... 7:00ET ... ESPN2

WEEK 6
THU JUL 28 ... WPG @ EDM ... 8:30ET ... ESPN2
FRI JUL 29 ... SASK @ MTL ... 7:00ET ... ESPN3
FRI JUL 29 ... BC @ CGY ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2
SUN JUL 31 ... TOR @ OTT ... 7:30ET ... ESPN3

WEEK 7
WED AUG 3 ... HAM @ WPG ... 8:00ET
THU AUG 4 ... BC @ MTL ... 7:00ET ... ESPN2
THU AUG 4 ... SASK @ CGY ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2

SAT AUG 6 ... EDM @ OTT ... 7:00ET

WEEK 8
THU AUG 11 ... MTL @ EDM ... 8:30ET ... ESPN2
FRI AUG 12 ... WPG @ TOR ... 7:00ET
SAT AUG 13 ... CGY @ SASK ... 7:00ET
SAT AUG 13 ... HAM @ BC ... 10:00ET

WEEK 9
FRI AUG 19 ... MTL @ OTT ... 7:00ET
FRI AUG 19 ... CGY @ BC ... 10:00ET
SAT AUG 20 ... EDM @ TOR ... 4:00ET
SAT AUG 20 ... SASK @ HAM ... 7:00ET

WEEK 10
THU AUG 25 ... BC @ OTT ... 7:00ET ... ESPN2
FRI AUG 26 ... WPG @ MTL ... 7:00ET
FRI AUG 26 ... SASK @ EDM ... 10:00ET ... ESPN2
SUN AUG 28 ... HAM @ CGY ... 7:00ET

ESPN3 still shows the Ticats at Argos 4PM June 11th

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Thanks for doing all that work, sugarholic81! It's interesting to note that the week 10 and week 12 games on ESPN2 are going head-to-head with NFL pre-season games. The thing I don't understand is how the Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14 games aren't shown. That's the MLB all-star break. There's nothing else on!

Original post updated to reflect actual preseason schedule. The 4 games TSN is doing are being streamed on ESPN3. All other preseason games have finally been removed from the ESPN3 listings.