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Berman, Jackson to team for reborn 'NFL PrimeTime'

Reuters | New York | Updated: 14-09-2019 04:12 IST | Created: 14-09-2019 04:11 IST
Berman, Jackson to team for reborn 'NFL PrimeTime'
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Chris Berman and Tom Jackson are returning to their signature "NFL PrimeTime" show. The highlight program, which aired on ESPN from 1987 to 2005, will be available to stream on ESPN+, a subscription service that costs $4.99 a month, beginning this Sunday.

They will be joined by SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt and Joe Tessitore, the play-by-play voice of "Monday Night Football." "ESPN just celebrated its 40th birthday and the NFL is celebrating its 100th season," Berman said in a statement. "What better way to commemorate both occasions than by bringing back NFL PrimeTime, now on ESPN+. I hope everyone is as excited about this as we are."

The hour-long show will stream live at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday and will be updated with highlights from the Sunday night and Monday night games. Viewers can watch it on demand until late Wednesday night each week. "This is a passion project for Chris Berman and Tom Jackson," said Stephanie Druley, ESPN executive vice president, event and studio production. "It is incredibly exciting to have the show return on ESPN+ where fans can stream and watch on demand."

Berman, 64, joined ESPN shortly after its launch in 1979 and semi-retired in 2017. Jackson, 68, played linebacker for the Denver Broncos for 14 seasons and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and later was at ESPN for 29 years until retiring in 2016.

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