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ESPN Secures Rights To Monday Night time Wild-card Sport

NEW YORK: ESPN has signed a five-year settlement with the NFL to broadcast the Monday night time recreation throughout 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 transferring the Saturday early afternoon recreation on wild-card weekend to Monday night time.

There shall 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 night time recreation can even air on ABC whereas ESPN2 will function an alternate feed with Peyton and Eli Manning.

CBS Sports activities chairman Sean McManus stated earlier than the season began that CBS could have the Sunday late afternoon recreation, which is able to once more function a kids-focused broadcast on Nickelodeon. NBC is anticipated to have the Sunday night time recreation 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 can even have a Saturday doubleheader the ultimate week of the common season.

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