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ESPN Is Doing The 'Megacast' For Ohio State at Indiana Week 1

The Buckeyes and the Hoosiers are playing on ESPN Week 1.

Ohio State and Indiana will help open the 2017 college football season Week 1, when the Buckeyes and the Hoosiers play on Thursday, Aug. 31 on ESPN.

The game won't just be televised on ESPN, though.

The Worldwide Leader is doing their "Megacast" for the Week 1 showdown in Bloomington, Ind.


Given the critical and in-house praise for the Megacast—and with an eye toward getting momentum for the start of the college football season—ESPN executives have decided to implement a skinny Megacast for its opening broadcast of the college football season, Ohio State at Indiana on August 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Along with the main broadcast airing on ESPN, there will be six alternative presentations: a Coaches Film Room on ESPNews featuring former coaches Mack Brown, Mark Helfrich, and Gene Chizik, hosts Greg McElroy and Tom Luginbill and the ESPN debut of former LSU Coach Les Miles.

There will also be a homers’ broadcast on ESPNU (Dan Dakich will be the analyst for Indiana with play by play broadcaster Joe Tessitore); the debut of an All-22 broadcast (viewers can see the entire field from above the end zone) on ESPN3; a Skycam perspective on ESPN3, a DataCenter presentation on ESPN3, which features on-screen graphic content ranging from analytics, real-time drive charts, win probability updates, and curated social media reaction. ESPN will also employ Command Center on ESPN Goal Line, which is a split-screen with simultaneous multiple camera views.

It's going to be quite a show in Bloomington, Ind.

ESPN's College GameDay will also broadcast live from the game before kickoff.