XFL Announces Broadcast Deals with ESPN, Fox for 2020 Spring Football Season

Pep Hamilton will be the head coach of the XFL's D.C. franchise. (XFL/(Screenshot courtesy of XFL.com))
Pep Hamilton will be the head coach of the XFL’s D.C. franchise. (XFL/(Screenshot courtesy of XFL.com))

The XFL announced Monday that it has signed deals with ESPN and Fox to broadcast 43 games during its inaugural 2020 season. Twenty-four games will be shown on broadcast networks ABC and Fox, while the rest will appear on cable — on ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports 1 or Fox Sports 2.

The season is scheduled to begin Saturday, Feb. 8, the week after the Super Bowl, with games on ABC and Fox. Back-to-back games will be played on Saturday afternoons throughout the season, most of them on ABC and Fox. Additional games will be broadcast on Sundays. Fox will have two Thursday night prime-time telecasts.

ESPN and FS1 will each televise a semifinal playoff game, and ESPN will broadcast the championship game April 26.

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SOURCE: Ben Strauss
The Washington Post