Exciting news for college football fans and sports enthusiasts everywhere! ESPN and TNT Sports have teamed up in a dynamic five-year agreement that will see TNT Sports airing select College Football Playoff (CFP) games, starting with the 2024 season. This partnership is set to elevate the viewing experience, bringing even more thrilling football action to fans across a variety of TNT Sports platforms.

Kicking off this monumental collaboration, TNT Sports will broadcast two first-round CFP games during the 2024 and 2025 seasons. But that’s not all—beginning in 2026 and continuing through 2028, TNT Sports will also televise two quarterfinal games each year. ESPN will remain the home of all other CFP games, including the highly anticipated CFP National Championship Game. Additionally, ESPN will continue to manage the sponsorship program for these prestigious events.

Luis Silberwasser, Chairman and CEO of TNT Sports, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership: “We’re thrilled to reach this agreement with ESPN. TNT Sports aims to delight fans and drive maximum reach and engagement for these marquee games.”

On ESPN’s side, Rosalyn Durant, Executive Vice President of Programming & Acquisitions, echoed similar sentiments, acknowledging the expanded reach and promotional opportunities this partnership will provide as we usher in a new era of college football playoffs. Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff, also highlighted how TNT Sports’ reputable broadcast history will bring a fresh perspective to the CFP lineup.

This season marks a historic expansion of the College Football Playoff from four teams to twelve. The top-tier conference champions will be seeded 1-4 and receive first-round byes, while the first round will feature games at the home venues of teams ranked 5-8, who will host teams seeded 9-12. This change promises to bring more excitement and competitive spirit to the championship run.

Mark your calendars with these key dates:
– CFP First Round: December 20-21, 2024
– CFP Quarterfinals: December 31, 2024 (Vrbo Fiesta Bowl), January 1, 2025 (Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Rose Bowl Game Presented by Prudential, Allstate Sugar Bowl)
– CFP Semifinals: January 9, 2025 (Capital One Orange Bowl), January 10, 2025 (Goodyear Cotton Bowl)
– CFP National Championship Game: January 20, 2025, in Atlanta, Ga.

Additional information on programming and further details will be shared as the season progresses, so stay tuned!

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