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11 Facts About Monday Night Football

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Monday Night Football is a live television broadcast of weekly National Football League games on ESPN in the United States.

The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.

ESPN is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation.

ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc.

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From 1970 to 2005, it aired on sister broadcast network ABC.

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Monday Night Football was, along with Hallmark Hall of Fame and the Walt Disney anthology television series, one of the longest-running prime time programs ever on commercial network television, and one of the highest-rated, particularly among male viewers.

Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City-based greeting card company.

Walt Disney Productions has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954:

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Monday Night Football is also broadcast in Canada on TSN and RDS, and in most of Europe.

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On September 7, 2013, the NFL announced that British Eurosport would show Monday Night Football games live in the United Kingdom for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

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The telecasts are also seen in most of Australia on ESPN Australia, in Portugal on SportTV 3 and SportTV HD and on TV 2 Sport in Denmark, and in some other regions of the world outside the U.S. on ESPN International.

ESPN Australia is a 24-hour sports channel offered in Australia and New Zealand.

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A Spanish-language version airs on ESPN Deportes in the U.S. and on ESPN International in Latin America, while a Portuguese version airs on ESPN Brasil.

ESPN Deportes is an American Spanish language digital cable and satellite sports television channel that is owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between the Disney–ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation.

ESPN Brasil is a Brazilian cable television network, launched in March 1989.

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Per an NFL broadcasting policy intended to allow those who do not subscribe to cable or satellite television to see games televised by a pay television network, the games are also made available on over-the-air television stations in each participating team's local market.

A television station is a business, organisation or other enterprise, such as an amateur television operator, that transmits content over terrestrial television.

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On September 8, 2011, the first day of the 2011 regular season, ESPN extended its contract for Monday Night Football for eight additional seasons, giving it rights to the broadcasts until 2021.

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The new deal, valued between $14.2 billion and $15.2 billion, also gives ESPN rights to expanded highlights, international and digital rights, and possibly a wild-card playoff game.

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Cable television providers condemned the new contract, noting that ESPN has the highest retransmission consent fees of any national cable television channel, nearly seven times higher than the nearest competitor, and raises fees on an annual basis.

Retransmission consent is a provision of the 1992 United States Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act that requires cable operators and other multichannel video programming distributors to obtain permission from broadcasters before carrying their programming.

A cable is two or more wires running side by side and bonded, twisted, or braided together to form a single assembly.

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