New York (AP) — ESPN has signed a five-year contract with the NFL to broadcast a Monday night match on the first weekend of the playoffs starting this season.
This announcement was made by ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro at the CAA World Sports Conference. The NFL announced last month that it would move the Wildcard weekend Saturday afternoon match to Monday night.
Two games on Saturday (4:35 pm and 8:15 pm ET), three on Sunday (1:05 pm, 4:40 pm, 8:15 pm ET), once on Monday (ET) 8:15 pm ET).
The Monday night game will also air on ABC, and ESPN2 will feature an alternative feed for Peyton and Eli Manning.
CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said CBS will play late Sunday afternoon before the season begins. The match will be broadcast again for children on Nickelodeon. NBC will play a Sunday night match as one of the two matches that weekend.
CBS also has two games, Fox and ESPN / ABC each have one game. ESPN and ABC also have a doubleheader on Saturday, the last week of the regular season.
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