Arena Football on CBS
Presented bySherdrick Bonner
Randy Gatewood
Anthony Herron
Ben Holden
Steve Papin
Brent Stover
Ari Wolfe
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time180 minutes or until end of game
Production companyCBS Sports
Original networkCBS
CBS Sports Network
Original release2013 (2013) –
2018 (2018)

CBS Arena Football is a TV program from CBS Sports that broadcast Arena Football League games from 2013 to 2018.[1] As part of a two-year agreement,[2] the CBS Sports Network aired nineteen regular season games[3][4] and two playoff games. When CBS aired ArenaBowl XXVI, it marked the first time since 2008 that the league's finale aired on network television.[1]

Coverage breakdown

Regular season CBSSN broadcast games were usually on Saturday nights. As the games were shown live, the start times were not uniform as with most football broadcast packages, but varied with the time zone in which the home team was located. This meant that the AFL may have appeared either prior to or following the CBSSN's featured Major League Lacrosse game.

For the 2017 season, one AFL game per week was broadcast live nationally over CBS Sports Network. In 2017, the AFL also began streaming some games on Twitter and AFLNow, the league's streaming service.[5][6] For the 2018 season, the AFL's sole national English language telecast partner was the CBS Sports Network, but all games were streamed free online and Brigade and Valor games were available over their owner Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports Network.

Former commentators


  1. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "AFL, CBS Sports Network Sign Two-Year TV Agreement". Arena Football League. November 13, 2012. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2013.
  3. ^ McMillan, Ken (14 February 2013). "CBS Sports Net to air Arena Football League". Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  4. ^ "AFL Announces 2013 CBS Sports Network Schedule". Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Arena Football League and Twitter Partner to Stream Five Regular Season Games in 2017". June 1, 2017. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  6. ^ "AFL to Offer Complimentary Access to AFLNow During Playoffs and ArenaBowl XXX". August 11, 2017. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "CBS Sports Network Commentator Team Announced for 2015 AFL Season". Arena Football League. March 26, 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-03-28. Retrieved March 26, 2015.