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Entertainment ESPN secures rights to Monday night wild-card game

01:48  14 october  2021
01:48  14 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

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NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has signed a five-year agreement with the NFL to broadcast the Monday night game during the first weekend of the playoffs, beginning this season.

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

There will be two games on Saturday (4:35 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET), three 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 game will also air on ABC while ESPN2 will feature an alternate feed with Peyton and Eli Manning.

CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said before the season started that CBS will have the Sunday late afternoon game, which will again feature a kids-focused broadcast on Nickelodeon. NBC is expected to have the Sunday night game as one of its two that weekend.

CBS also has two games while Fox and ESPN/ABC have one apiece. ESPN and ABC will also have a Saturday doubleheader the final week of the regular season.

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NHL fans had waited many years for a night like Tuesday night. As reputable and as powerful as NBC is and remains, the league had to return to ESPN, and the big show, in order to take that next step as a brand and to further legitimize the sport. ESPN is the most powerful machine in sports broadcasting. Its neglect has hurt the league to this point, and its renewed interest is the biggest thing that's happened to it in a long, long time. However, with nearly two decades between broadcasts and so much on ESPN's plate as it is, there was some worry about what this relationship would look like, at least out of the shoot.

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