The XFL will broadcast half their games on
ABC and Fox, the league announced Monday. According to Vince McMahon, “We are
thrilled to partner with ESPN and FOX Sports, two innovative media companies
with extensive experience in world-class football production that will
undoubtedly help us reimagine football. The XFL broadcast schedule provides us
with incredible reach and makes it easy for fans to watch our games consistently
every weekend.” There are no rights fees paid by the networks, but ESPN and Fox
will hold the streaming rights to games and will handle cross-promotion plus the
selling of advertisements. The XFL's season will start on Feb. 8, just six days
after Super Bowl LIV, which will be held at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens,
Florida. Other teams are in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis,
Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C. Two games will be broadcast live each
day, with the first game airing on ABC and the night cap being shown by Fox.
ESPN, ESPN2 and FS1 will also broadcast games throughout the season. ESPN will
show the league's championship game on April 26 and will be shown on ESPN.