NEW YORK: ESPN has signed a five-year settlement with the NFL to broadcast the Monday evening sport in the course of the first weekend of the playoffs, starting this season.
The announcement was made by ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro on the CAA World Congress of Sport. The NFL introduced final month that it was shifting the Saturday early afternoon sport on wild-card weekend to Monday evening.
There will probably be two video games on Saturday (4:35 p.m. and eight:15 p.m. ET), three on Sunday (1:05 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and eight:15 p.m. ET), and one on Monday (8:15 p.m. ET).
The Monday evening sport may even air on ABC whereas ESPN2 will characteristic an alternate feed with Peyton and Eli Manning.
CBS Sports activities chairman Sean McManus mentioned earlier than the season began that CBS may have the Sunday late afternoon sport, which can once more characteristic a kids-focused broadcast on Nickelodeon. NBC is predicted to have the Sunday evening sport as considered one of its two that weekend.
CBS additionally has two video games whereas Fox and ESPN/ABC have one apiece. ESPN and ABC may even have a Saturday doubleheader the ultimate week of the common season.
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