Sunday Night Football returns to NBC on Sunday night and the most-watched TV program in America is getting a companion show. Peacock Sunday Night Final debuts on the Peacock streaming service immediately following all of the week one action on Sunday.
NBC tapped Kathryn Tappen and Chris Simms to host the whip-around show that features highlights, storylines, and much more from all of the NFL games each week. Football Night in America commentators Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy, Drew Brees, Rodney Harrison, and Jac Collinsworth are providing recaps and insights on the show as well.
Tappen is a versatile host for NBC, hosting and reporting at events like the Olympics, Super Bowl, NFL Kickoff, Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Notre Dame Football.
“I am honored to join Chris and this cast of the best voices and opinions in the NFL. The producers of our Peacock show have created a fun and energized format that plays into all of our personalities,” Tappen said in a press release. “To get the opportunity to wrap up the most-watched day of the week in the NFL is going to be a blast!”
Simms followed in his father’s footsteps on his way to playing quarterback in the NFL during the 2000s. He now analyzes the game for NBC on Football Night in America, Pro Football Talk with Mike Florio, and the Chris Simms Unbuttoned podcast.
“Kathryn and I have the privilege of wrapping up the NFL day each week with the best team in the business,” Simms said. “From on-site interviews to highlights to breaking down the film, I’m excited to bring even more NFL content to Peacock viewers.”
NBC is also streaming Football Night in America on Peacock this season. The 2021 NFL campaign has arrived, and NBC made sure they cover the league from all angles on their available platforms.
Mike Tirico, Tom Brady, Manningcast Win Sports Emmys
But among the new names as Sports Emmy winners include Tom Brady and both Eli and Peyton Manning.
Here’s a rundown of some of the key Sports Emmy winners:
Here is a full list of winners and nominees for the 2022 ceremony.
Joe Buck Says He Won’t Miss World Series
“This is the first time since I was 18-years-old, and I’m 53, that I’m not doing a baseball game.”
The 2022 World Series will mark the first time since 1995 that Buck will not be on the microphone.
NFL Likely To Launch NFL+ Streaming Service This Summer
“A source tells Fischer that a $5 per month price has been discussed for NFL+.”
According to the Sports Business Journal, consumers could be downloading NFL+ by July. Now, just what NFL+ will be is still yet to be finalized.
Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal reported in the site’s newsletter that live games will certainly be at the center of the league-owned streaming service. It is likely to only be available on phones and tablets with no option to stream to a larger monitor.
The viewing options would be limited. No out of market games would be available on the app. It is meant to replace the deals that recently expired with Yahoo and mobile phone carriers that recently expired.
The app could also include other content. Radio calls, team-created digital content, and league-owned podcasts are all options.
A source tells Fischer that a $5 per month price has been discussed for NFL+. The pricing structure can and likely will change before the app hits the market.