ESPN to televise Monday night NFL wild-card playoff game for next five seasons

ESPN has actually signed a five-year arrangement with the NFL to relay the Monday night video game throughout the very first weekend of the playoffs, starting this season.

The statement was made by ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro at the CAA World Congress of Sports. The NFL revealed last month that it was moving the Saturday early-afternoon video game on wild-card weekend to Monday night.

There will be 2 video games on Saturday (4:35 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET), 3 on Sunday (1:05 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. ET), and one on Monday (8:15 p.m. ET).

The Monday night video game will likewise air on ABC, and ESPN2 will include a MegaCast with Peyton and Eli Manning.

CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus stated prior to the season began that CBS will have the Sunday late-afternoon video game, which will once again include a kids-focused broadcast on Nickelodeon. NBC is anticipated to have the Sunday night video game as one of its 2 that weekend.

CBS likewise has 2 video games, while Fox and ESPN/ABC have one each. ESPN and ABC will likewise have a Saturday doubleheader the last week of the routine season.

Beginning in 2023, ESPN will likewise telecast an NFL divisional-round championship game while continuing to air the Monday night wild-card video game.

The Associated Press added to this report.

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