ESPN Announces “Monday Night Football” Alternate Telecast Deal With Peyton and Eli Manning

ESPN has announced a partnership with Peyton and Eli Manning headlining Monday Night Football for three seasons on ESPN2 in a deal with Omaha Productions.



What’s Happening:

  • ESPN and The Walt Disney Company have reached a partnership deal with Peyton Manning and his Omaha Productions company, bringing a Monday Night Football MegaCast production.
  • The new partnership will see Peyton and Eli Manning headline a new additional viewing option for Monday Night Football on ESPN2 for three seasons starting in 2021 through 2023 for 30 games.
  • The MegaCast will air on ESPN2 with the potential to also be distributed on other Disney properties such as ESPN+, complimenting the traditional Monday Night Football telecast which will continue on ABC and ESPN.
  • Peyton and Eli will be joined each week with a to-be-determined host in addition to athletes, celebrities, and more.
  • The broadcast will debut the first three weeks of the 2021 Monday Night Football slate and continue seven other weeks during the season which will be announced at a later date.

What They’re Saying:

  • Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman of ESPN and Sports Content: “Offering multiple Monday Night Football viewing options for the next three seasons continues our innovation efforts and provides additional value for our fans. Peyton and Eli will bring a different approach, delving into conversation about broader, big-picture topics while also honing in on the game, much like fans do when watching with their family and friends.”
  • Peyton Manning: “This partnership with ESPN and The Walt Disney Company reflects an ongoing, shared commitment to offering fans fun, innovative content. ESPN+ has been a terrific partner for Omaha Productions as we built out The Places franchise and we’re excited to co-create a new MegaCast format that will have something for everyone.”
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