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ESPN Bowing Multiplatform ‘BCS Megacast’

6 Jan, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel

BCS National Championship Game between Florida State and Auburn

If you subscribe to ESPN, it will be virtually impossible not to see, hear or stream coverage of BCS National Championship between No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif.

Disney-owned ESPN is offering subscribers the “BCS Megacast,” a multiplatform initiative beginning with a simulcast of ESPN's BCS pregame show at 8 p.m. (ET) across ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic and ESPN3. Game coverage will be available on ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN International networks and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.

In addition to ESPN.com's lead-up, in-game and post-game coverage, the sport channel’s PlayCenter app will update users with in-progress highlights from the site's homepage.

ESPN will also use its various social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter within the coverage. Potential content includes behind-the-scenes insights, statistics and information, interaction with fans, among other content.

If that isn’t enough, there’s this:

* ESPNEWS will feature experts as well as guest coaches and players providing in-depth X and O analysis of the game as it happens from a film room equipped with multiple camera angles and touchscreens.

* ESPN Classic will provide a "Sounds of the BCS" presentation featuring only the natural sounds of the game.

* ESPN3, in cooperation with IMG College, will offer separate "Auburn Radio Call" and "Florida State Radio Call" presentations of the game.

* ESPN3 will showcase live fan reactions from various watch parties within the home markets of Auburn and Florida State into the game coverage.

* Viewers will also be able to watch the entire game from the above stadium camera angle with the "BCS SpiderCam" presentation on ESPN3.

* ESPN The Magazine will extend its popular image-driven "1 Day 1 Game" showcase of an entire day around a specific event with a live feed of pictures posted across the platforms and ESPN social media accounts during the game.

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