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ESPN acquires CFL U.S. TV rights

ESPN has acquired the U.S. TV rights for the Canadian Football League, the cable network announced Friday.

ESPN will present at least 86 games in 2014 with 17 or more contests to be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS, including the 102nd Grey Cup. An additional 69 games will be carried on ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, ESPN3.

The games were split last year between ESPN and NBCSN.

The TV schedule kicks off Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2 when the Calgary Stampeders host the Montreal Alouettes.

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June 28, 2014
11:45 a.m.

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NBCSN too big to show the CFL? As much as ESPN can drive one nuts, they do get the job done. As a CFL fan, I'll enjoy watching the East and West finals live rather than on delay. Good move for the CFL to get a five year deal, too. CFL is great.

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