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The NFL has authorized growing its playoffs from twelve to fourteen teams, with two additional video games getting put through the wild-card spherical. NBC and CBS will broadcast the further games, and they will also air in a few of new spots.
NBC’s activity will also stream on Peacock, the soon-to-launch SVOD system from guardian corporation Comcast (it will also be broadcast in Spanish on Telemundo). The CBS activity will also stream on CBS All Obtain, and in addition, a independently made broadcast tailor-made to a younger audience will simulcast on Nickelodeon.
The Peacock recreation will be a very first for the company, which is set to debut April fifteen for present Comcast Xfinity customers and later in the 12 months to the standard general public. The Nickelodeon telecast will also be a first for the NFL.
The expanded NFL playoffs will take effect for the 2020 time. Assuming the period commences as scheduled — no certainty in a world in which all significant sports activities are in limbo owing to the coronavirus pandemic — the further game titles will air Jan. ten, 2021, with CBS’ broadcast in the late afternoon and NBC’s in primetime.
Underneath the new structure, only the leading seed in every single conference will acquire a to start with-spherical bye earlier the best two groups experienced wild-card weekend off. Teams seeded second, 3rd and fourth will host game titles.
As aspect of a new collective bargaining agreement with the league, NFL gamers also accepted extending the frequent period by just one recreation to seventeen, whilst slicing one preseason contest. The extended normal time will start out someday immediately after the new CBA takes result in 2021.