If you happen to live or travel outside of the Pittsburgh Steelers local broadcasting market on gamedays and you don\’t have NFL Sunday Ticket or Sirius NFL Radio subscriptions, you will still be able to hear the games nationally on ESPN Radio starting in 2013.
In a Tuesday media release, ESPN announced that he Steelers are one of five NFL teams that have reached a national syndication rights agreement with ESPN Radio, which will carry Sunday afternoon game broadcasts. The teams, however, will continue to broadcast in their home markets through their official local stations.
“Adding the NFL to ESPN Radio’s play-by-play mix, which already includes MLB, NBA, BCS, and the new college football championship starting in 2015, strengthens an already unparalleled and valuable lineup to advertisers, our affiliates and sports fans,” said Traug Keller, ESPN senior vice president, production business divisions. “We are excited to enter the NFL game business.”
According to the press release, ESPN NFL analysts Herm Edwards, Bill Polian and Damien Woody will each work several of ESPN Radio’s 2013 national broadcasts.
The New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants and the New York Jets are the other four teams that agreed to national syndication with ESPN Radio.