The NFL Wild Card Game in January will be simulcast across five networks.
One of those channels is ABC, so cord cutters will be able to watch the game for free with a TV antenna. The NFL Wild Card Game starts Jan. 9.
ABC will also simulcast two upcoming Monday Night Football games in December as ESPN concludes its regular season schedule. Buffalo vs. San Francisco on December 7 and Buffalo at New England on December 28 will be on ABC and ESPN.
Wild Card Simulcast
The Wild Card game will show off ESPN’s MegaCast production. Viewers will be able to watch at least four different presentations of the NFL Wild Card game across five networks.
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. All five networks are owned by the Walt Disney Company.
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. ESPN2 and Freeform will utilize a separate set of commentators and format.
ESPN’s remaining Monday Night Football slate includes Baltimore at Cleveland on December 14 and Pittsburgh at Cincinnati on December 21. All Monday Night Football games begin at 8 p.m. ET.