ESPN’s Super Bowl XLVIII Weekend Programs


ESPN’s Super Bowl XLVIII Weekend Programs

ESPN Super Bowl predictions:

Four-Hour Sunday NFL Countdown to Preview Broncos-Seahawks – Sunday, 10 a.m. ET

ESPN Deportes Radio’s first live broadcast of Super Bowl

ESPN International to Present Super Bowl live in more than 52 million households in 56 countries

ESPN will conclude its Super Bowl XLVIII coverage this weekend with a bevy of radio and TV programs, highlighted by a four-hour edition of Sunday NFL Countdown (10 a.m. ET) and ESPN Deportes Radio’s live broadcast of Super Bowl XLVIII, a first for the 24-hour Spanish-language sports radio network. Game day coverage on ESPN Deportes Radio includes a three-hour Super Bowl preview show at 3 p.m., leading into the 6 p.m. broadcast.

Additionally, ESPN International’s presentation of Super Bowl XLVIII will be available live to more than 52 million households in 56 countries and territories throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Brazil, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Pacific Rim. Commentary and analysis will be provided in four languages — English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Countdown will originate from ESPN’s broadcast location at Herald Square in New York City and Met Life Stadium in New Jersey with host Chris Berman and roster of NFL analysts, experts and reporters. Actors Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner and Denis Leary, stars of the upcoming film Draft Day, will also make a special appearance on-set at Herald Square. (Full details on Countdown.) ESPN’s Super Bowl weekend schedule (all times ET):

Saturday, Feb. 1:

Times Program Network(s)
8-11 a.m. SportsCenter (segments from Herald Square) ESPN
8:30-9 a.m. NFL Matchup ESPN2
6-7 p.m. SportsCenter (segments from Herald Square) ESPNEWS
11 p.m.-12 a.m. SportsCenter ESN

Sunday, Feb. 2:

2-3 a.m. NFL Featured: Russell Wilson ESPN2
3-3:30 a.m. NFL Matchup ESPN
6-7:30 a.m. The Book of Manning ESPN2
7-9 a.m. The Ian O’Connor Show ESPN Radio
7:30-8 a.m. Super Bowl XLI Highlight Film ESPN2
6:30-7 a.m. NFL Matchup ESPN
8-10 a.m. SportsCenter (segments from MetLife Stadium) ESPN
8-8:30 a.m. Outside the Lines ESPN2
8:30-9 a.m. The Sports Reporters (Herald Square) ESPN2
9-11 a.m. The Mike Lupica Show ESPN Radio
9-10 a.m. SportsNation Football Special ESPN2
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday NFL Countdown (Herald Square and MetLife Stadium) ESPN
10-10:30 a.m. Colin’s New Football Show ESPN2
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Countdown to Kickoff ESPN Radio
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Numbers Never Lie Super Bowl Special ESPN2
12-2 p.m. First Take Super Bowl Special ESPN2
1-4 p.m. Coach and Company ESPN Radio
3-6 p.m. ESPN Deportes Radio Pregame Coverage (MetLife Stadium) Commentators: Kenneth Garay, Eduardo Martell, Marcelo Sandrin, Sebastian Martinez-Christensen, Carlos Arratia. ESPN Deportes Radio
6-11 p.m. Super Bowl XLVIII (MetLife Stadium)Play-by-play: Garay. Analyst: Christensen. Reporter: Sandrin. ESPN Deportes Radio
10:30-11:30 p.m. NFL PrimeTime (MetLife Stadium) ESPN
11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. SportsCenter (Times Square Studios) ESPN

Note: Commentator and guest schedules subject to change

Super Bowl XLVIII on ESPN International

Highlights of ESPN International’s coverage of the Super Bowl on Sunday: 

  • The game will be seen in HD in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean and Canada.
  • ESPN Brasil will feature Portuguese coverage with Everaldo Marques, Paulo Antunes and Andre Kfouri on the live Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast and reporting for Semana NFL, The Book is On the Table, Abre o Jogo (pre-game show) and SportsCenter Brasil.
  • ESPN Pacific Rim will feature Jason Bennett and ex-NFL punter Darren Bennett, a native of Australia, hosting Aussies Abroad Super Bowl Pre-Game Special, as well as a five-hour marathon featuring NFL Films highlights of the best Super Bowls of all time.
  • English-speaking ESPN networks in the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Rim will feature ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and U.S. network coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII.
  • RDS Canada will provide French coverage beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • ESPN will distribute Super Bowl XLVIII to over 65 movie theaters located throughout Mexico and Brazil.

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Mac Nwulu

I joined ESPN in 1998 and since then, it's been a great experience managing PR and communications for a range of ESPN initiatives and properties over the years. I am currently focused on soccer and The Undefeated, ESPN’s site focusing on sports, race and urban culture and how they intersect.
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