Disney CEO Bob Chapek acknowledged all the method thru the company’s first-quarter earnings call Wednesday that ESPN has prolonged its contract with Peyton Manning and his Omaha Productions meaning ESPN2’s alt-Monday Night time Soccer point to Monday Night time Soccer with Peyton and Eli will continue thru 2024.
The unique pact moreover requires different shows (with deal of hosts) for UFC, college soccer and golf to be produced by Omaha Productions in collaboration with ESPN.
Manning co-hosts the reside point to with his brother Eli Manning, with both appearing remotely alongside side a rotation of company to provide reside commentary on ESPN’s MNF feed. Company comprise incorporated aged and currently NFL gamers and deal of celebrities. It has confirmed a genuine performer for ESPN, which made definite to lock in the point to with rival shops love Amazon, the unique owner of Thursday Night time Soccer rights, looking out for complementary NFL roar.
ESPN says Monday Night time Soccer with Peyton and Eli averaged 1.6 million viewers over nine games this season, passing 1.9 million viewers on three times.
The deal expands the unique three-twelve months settlement inked in July 2021 known as for 30 games over three seasons thru 2023. That became a ramification of a 2019 deal that saw the starting up of Peyton’s Areas on ESPN , produced by NFL Motion pictures.
“We couldn’t be more overjoyed with Monday Night time Soccer with Peyton and Eli and the partnership we’ve developed with Peyton, Eli and the crew at Omaha Productions,” acknowledged Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Relate material. “This unique settlement permits us to deepen our relationship and explore customary ideas to unfold that magic to deal of sports activities and occasions. Finally, this is in a position to perhaps perhaps serve develop our audience by providing fans with even more inventive alternatives that they crave.”
Earlier in the day, Chapek confirmed to CNBC’s Julia Boorstin that Disney is “bidding” for the NFL Sunday Label package deal, which will likely be up for grabs after its rights deal at DirecTV expires after the 2002-2023 NFL season. It’s likely that ESPN would develop to be Sunday Label’s unique house in the occasion that they create the deal.
Monday Night time Soccer with Peyton and Eli is produced by ESPN alongside with Omaha Productions.