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CBS adding more AAF games to their broadcast schedule


CBS Sports has made the decision to move a pair of Alliance of American Football games from the CBS Sports Network on cable to the main broadcast network.

The move will bring significant additional exposure to the AAF as the league continues to evolve at the halfway point of its inaugural season.

CBS will now broadcast one of the Conference Championship games on Sunday, April 21 at noon, in advance of the Network’s primetime broadcast of the inaugural Alliance Championship Game on Saturday, April 27.

RELATED: TNT adds 2 more AAF games to schedule

The other Conference Championship game will likely be televised on TNT, which has a multi-year agreement to broadcast AAF games through Turner Sports.

In addition to the playoff game, on Saturday, April 6 at noon, CBS will also televise the regular season match-up featuring the Memphis Express against the San Antonio Commanders at the Alamodome. An encore of that game will air on cable Sunday afternoon.

FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, Tom Dundon, left, majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, and Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO of the Alliance of American Football, talk to the media about Dundon’s $250 million investment in the league, before an NHL hockey game between the New York Rangers and the Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C. It’s too early to tell what impact the Alliance of American Football will have on the sport itself. After all, this is its fourth weekend of games. Away from the field, with an infusion of backing from Dundon, the AAF is finding its footing. It’s also finding what Ebersol calls “substantial interest” in the league in such areas as sponsorships and partnerships, with three new partners signing on since the season opener three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)

“Our focus for season one has been continued growth on and off the field. The addition of two games to CBS is a result of strong fan engagement across all platforms that continues to increase week-on-week, and the quality of football being played during a time when the most popular sport in the U.S. has traditionally been on hiatus,” said Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO of the AAF. “We look forward to reaching even more fans when the stakes are at its highest, as teams fight for a chance to be a part of history in the first-ever Alliance of American Football Championship.”

Kevin J. Smith covers the world of sports media and entertainment for The Fanatic.

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