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All 2018 Canadian Football League Games to Air on ESPN Networks and ESPN+

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Live Coverage of 90 Games, Including Nearly 70 Exclusively on ESPN+

ESPN networks and ESPN+ – the recently-launched direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment and ESPN – will combine to present all 2018 Canadian Football League (CFL) regular season and postseason games. ESPN2 and ESPNEWS will televise more than 20 games, including the Eastern and Western Finals and 106th Grey Cup, while nearly 70 games will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+.

The ESPN+ CFL schedule begins with four preseason games, including the June 1 contest between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who recently signed former NFL quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, and the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts (7:30 p.m. ET).

ESPN2 kicks off the CFL regular season on June 14, and will televise all four week 1 games in prime time. Opening weekend matchups feature the Edmonton Eskimos vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (June 14, 8:30 p.m.); Argonauts vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders (June 15, 9 p.m.) and a doubleheader on Saturday, June 16: Tiger-Cats vs. Calgary Stampeders (7 p.m.) and Montreal Alouettes vs. BC Lions (10 p.m.).

ESPN, which first televised CFL games in 1980, has exclusive rights in the U.S. to present all regular season and postseason CFL games, including the Grey Cup. ESPN International and its affiliated networks also distribute CFL games internationally to more than 47 million households and 74 countries.

CFL Games on ESPN2 and ESPNEWS:

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Thu, Jun 14 8:30 p.m. Edmonton Eskimos vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers ESPN2
Fri, Jun 15 9 p.m. Toronto Argonauts vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders ESPN2
Sat, Jun 16 7 p.m. Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Calgary Stampeders ESPN2
Sat, Jun 16 10 p.m. Montreal Alouettes vs. BC Lions ESPN2
Fri, Jun 22 7 p.m. Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Montreal Alouettes ESPN2
Fri, Jun 29 7 p.m. Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats ESPN2
Fri, Jun 29 10 p.m. BC Lions vs. Edmonton Eskimos ESPN2
Fri, Jul 13 9 p.m. Toronto Argonauts vs. Edmonton Eskimos ESPN2
Sat, July 21 4 p.m. Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Toronto Argonauts ESPN2
Sat, Jul 21 9 p.m. Montreal Alouettes vs. Calgary Stampeders ESPN2
Sat, Jul 28 4 p.m. Ottawa REDBLACKS vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats ESPN2
Thu, Aug 2 7 p.m. Ottawa REDBLACKS vs. Toronto Argonauts ESPN2
Fri, Aug 3 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Montreal Alouettes ESPN2
Thu, Aug 9 10 p.m. Edmonton Eskimos vs. BC Lions ESPN2
Sat, Aug 18 9 p.m. Montreal Alouettes vs. Edmonton Eskimos ESPN2
Sun, Sep 30 1 p.m. Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Montreal Alouettes ESPN2
Sun, Oct 28 1 p.m. Toronto Argonauts vs. Montreal Alouettes ESPN2
Sun, Nov 11 1 p.m. Eastern Semi-Final ESPNEWS
Sun, Nov 11 4:30 p.m. Western Semi-Final ESPN2
Sun, Nov 18 1 p.m. Eastern Final ESPNEWS
Sun, Nov 18 4:30 p.m. Western Final ESPNEWS
Sun, Nov 25 6 p.m. 106th Grey Cup ESPN2


CFL Games Available via ESPN+: https://es.pn/2KR7Zvl

*Schedules subject to change

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