or


[11/30/20 - 08:52 AM]
ESPN Activates MegaCast Production for NFL Wild Card Presentation; Most-Extensive Multi-Channel NFL Playoff Game Offering to Date
Viewers will be treated to at least four distinct presentations across five Walt Disney Company networks as ESPN and ABC will simulcast the traditional telecast, ESPN2 and Freeform will produce their own distinct viewing experiences and ESPN Deportes will air the Spanish-language offering.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN Activates MegaCast Production for NFL Wild Card Presentation; Most-Extensive Multi-Channel NFL Playoff Game Offering to Date

· ESPN and ABC to Simulcast Wild Card Game; ESPN2 and Freeform to Offer Two Additional, Distinct Telecasts; ESPN Deportes Airs Spanish-Language Production

· ABC to Simulcast Two December Monday Night Football Games

· Series of Enhanced NFL Telecasts Continues across The Walt Disney Company

ESPN will utilize its signature MegaCast production for its NFL Wild Card presentation (January 9 or 10), marking the concept's NFL postseason debut and delivering fans the most extensive multi-channel NFL Playoff game offering to date. Viewers will be treated to at least four distinct presentations across five Walt Disney Company networks as ESPN and ABC will simulcast the traditional telecast, ESPN2 and Freeform will produce their own distinct viewing experiences and ESPN Deportes will air the Spanish-language offering.

ESPN's Monday Night Football commentator team of Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters and John Parry will call the game on ESPN and ABC, while ESPN2 and Freeform will utilize a separate set of commentators and format. Details on the additional productions, including personalities for those presentations, will be announced in the coming weeks.

ABC to Simulcast Two Upcoming Monday Night Football Games

Prior to the NFL Wild Card game, ABC will also simulcast two Monday Night Football contests in December as ESPN concludes its regular season slate. Buffalo vs. San Francisco on December 7 and Buffalo at New England on December 28 will be on ABC and ESPN, with both networks airing the traditional telecasts featuring Levy, Griese, Riddick, Salters, and Parry. All three games will also be streamed across devices on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ABC and NFL digital properties, and on mobile via NFL and Verizon Media properties.

In addition to tonight's game, Seattle at Philadelphia, ESPN's remaining Monday Night Football slate includes Baltimore at Cleveland on December 14 and Pittsburgh at Cincinnati on December 21. In addition to airing on ESPN, these games are available to be streamed across the same digital and mobile platforms referenced above, with the exception of ABC. All Monday Night Football games begin at 8 p.m. ET.

NFL Draft, Raiders' Las Vegas Debut Among ESPN's Enhanced NFL Productions This Year

ESPN's NFL Wild Card MegaCast production and additional ABC Monday Night Football simulcasts continue a series of enhanced NFL productions in 2020. In April, ESPN, ABC and NFL Network's collaborative NFL Draft presentation shattered viewership records and was also lauded as a technological triumph. Then, in September, ESPN showcased the Raiders first home game in Las Vegas with a multi-network presentation, including a national simulcast on ABC and distinctive presentation on ESPN2.

-30-





  [november 2020]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (ESPN)





[01/20/21 - 08:39 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Returns on Top for CBS
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49 with its drama lineup.

[01/20/21 - 07:14 AM]
The CW Network Sets "Super" Tuesday Event with Entire Night Dedicated to "Superman & Lois" on Tuesday, February 23
The premiere will be expanded to 90 minutes, bumping the return of "The Flash" to the following Tuesday, March 2.

[01/20/21 - 02:05 AM]
Netflix UK Commissions "Heartstopper," A New 8-Part Live Action Series from See-Saw Films
"This is a story that deserves to be told," said Alexi Wheeler, Director, Kids & Family Content.

[01/19/21 - 12:01 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces "Love Ever After" Month with All New Movies, Return of the Networks Hit Series and More This February
The all new romance movies include "Beverly Hills Wedding" (February 6), "Playing Cupid" (February 13), "Valentine's Again" (February 14), "Mix up in the Mediterranean" (February 20), and "It Was Always You" (February 27).

[01/19/21 - 12:00 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces All New "Crossword Mysteries" and "Chronicle Mysteries" Movies, Along with Marathons of Your Favorite Mysteries All February
Look for said installments on Sunday, February 14 and Sunday, February 21, respectively.

[01/19/21 - 11:02 AM]
TNT's #1 New Cable Drama "Snowpiercer" Receives Third Season Order
Season two premieres on Monday, January 25 at 9:00/8:00c on TNT.

[01/19/21 - 11:00 AM]
HBO's "Euphoria" Second Special Episode to Premiere Early on HBO Max on January 22
The first special episode, "Trouble Don't Last Always," debuted December 6 on HBO and had an early streaming premiere on HBO Max starting December 4.

[01/19/21 - 10:49 AM]
Crackle Announces the Premiere of Original College Football Documentary Series "Bucket List," Available For Free on Crackle February 1
The series follows outspoken college football legend, Brian "The Boz" Bosworth, as he tours eight of the best destinations in college football today, interviewing coaches, former star players and fans to determine why each stadium deserves a spot on every fan's bucket list.

[01/19/21 - 10:32 AM]
The Biggest Band Breakups, Icons of Pop Music, Celebrity True Crime Mysteries and a Spy Thriller Highlight a February 2021 Lineup with All New Original Stories
"Breaking the Band," "Geraldo Rivera's Murder in the Family" and "World's Most Evil Killers" are among the returning Reelz series.

[01/19/21 - 10:29 AM]
HBO's "Black Art: In the Absence of Light" Debuts February 9
The film is a testament to the indelible contributions of Black American artists in today's contemporary art world.

[01/19/21 - 10:04 AM]
NAACP Announces New Air Date for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards
Previously set for February 20, the event will now air live on BET on March 27.

[01/19/21 - 10:03 AM]
Brad Paisley & Blake Shelton to Host "Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music" on Sunday, Feb. 14 on NBC
For almost a century, the Grand Ole Opry has celebrated the past, present and future of country music, showcasing a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps.

[01/19/21 - 10:01 AM]
French-Hebrew Language Thriller "Possessions" to Debut on HBO Max on January 28
The series tells the story of Natalie, a young French expatriate in Israel, is charged with the murder of her husband on their wedding night.

[01/19/21 - 09:03 AM]
BET Greenlights Third Season for Hit Scripted Drama "Tyler Perry's Sistas"
The series renewal lands in anticipation of the mid-season premiere of "Tyler Perry's Sistas" Wednesday, January 27 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/19/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Nadiya Bakes" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Delightful cakes and heavenly breads pop from the oven as Nadiya Hussain returns to baking, her happy place, and spotlights creative kindred spirits.