The Brothers Manning are joining ESPN2 for an alternate version of Monday Night Football, airing this year and stretching over three seasons.
Just announced today, Peyton and Eli Manning will host a Monday Night Football MegaCast covering 10 games per season over the next three years.
The brothers, both two-time Super Bowl champs, are slated to air on an alternate, zoom-style telecast through ESPN2. This will not replace ESPN’s traditional broadcasts with Brian Griese, Steve Levy, Lisa Salters, John Parry, and Louis Riddick.
Peyton’s company Omaha Productions is partnering with ESPN and Disney for the release of the show.
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“This partnership with ESPN and The Walt Disney Company reflects an ongoing, shared commitment to offering fans fun, innovative content,” he said. “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,” he continued.
The Places franchise started with Peyton’s NFL history docu-series “Peyton’s Places” and is expanding to include series for Eli (college football), Abby Wambach (soccer), Ronda Rousey (combat sports), David Ortiz (MLB), and Vince Carter (NBA).
Following his Hall-of-Fame career with both the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos, Peyton has been sought after as a game analyst. This new MNF telecast is perhaps one way audiences can have a taste of that.
“Offering multiple Monday Night Football viewing options for the next three seasons continues our innovation efforts and provides additional value for our fans,” said Jimmy Pitaro, chairman of ESPN and sports content.
“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.”
The telecast debuts with the first three weeks of the 2021 season – Ravens at Raiders (Sept. 13); Lions at Packers (Sept. 20); and Eagles at Cowboys (Sept. 27) – and will return for seven more games later in the season.