ESPN’s multi-platform coverage of Super Bowl LIV includes live coverage of Super Bowl LIV in Miami – Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers on Monday Feb 3 at 10am AEDT – and also 70+ hours of original programming and live content exclusive to Australia and New Zealand.
Australian and New Zealand audiences will experience unprecedented access to the prestigious event with the game being called exclusively for ANZ audiences by ESPN’s Monday Night Football commentator team of play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore, analyst Booger McFarland, reporter Lisa Salters and NFL officiating analyst John Parry.
US ESPN ports anchor Phil Murphy and Australian sports reporter Neroli Meadows will bring ANZ sports fans expanded coverage including in-depth features, live reports and a nightly program that will highlight all the colour and excitement in and around South Beach.
Murphy is well known to local fans given his work on SportsCenter Australia. He has also contributed to ESPN’s coverage of college sport and mixed martial arts.
Meadows is prevalent across the Australian sporting landscape, where she has worked as a journalist for over 15 years. Meadows has extensive experience in live sport, magazine shows, news and interviews and most recently worked for Nine, Fox Footy and Fox Cricket.
Emmanuel Acho will join both Murphy and Meadows on SC: The NFL Blitz (7pm AEDT Wednesday to Sunday) with the former NFL linebacker providing his expertise to the dedicated team.
ESPN will also bring live editions of Get Up!, SportsCenter, NFL Live, Postseason NFL Countdown and more from ESPN’s main set at Lummus Park on South Beach. First Take and PTI will also originate from Miami leading up to the big game.
Monday’s coverage begins at midnight AEDT, with a bumper schedule leading to Super Bowl LIV (10am AEDT), which includes the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Half-Time show featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
ESPN Australia and New Zealand Super Bowl LIV content:
• SC: The NFL Blitz (7pm AEDT Wednesday to Sunday) A nightly half-hour program, hosted by Phil Murphy and Neroli Meadows. The pair will be joined by ESPN NFL personalities and NFL players throughout the lead up to Super Bowl LIV.
• NFL Films Presents: Road to the Super Bowl (12am AEDT Monday) Follow the journey of both the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers on the way to the big show.
• NFL Matchup (1am AEDT Monday)
• Live Postseason NFL Countdown (2am AEDT Monday)
• SportsCenter: Super Bowl Pregame LIVE (9am AEDT Monday) Live from outside Hard Rock Stadium, Phil Murphy and Neroli Meadows will bring you all the build before Super LIV including interviews with ESPN Monday Night Football experts Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, sideline reporter Lisa Salters and officiating analyst John Parry.
• Super Bowl LIV (10am AEDT Monday) Kansas City Chiefs clash with San Francisco 49ers for football’s biggest prize. Including live reports from Phil Murphy and Neroli Meadows. The highly anticipated Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Half-Time Show will feature Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
• NFL Primetime (2.30pm AEDT Monday)
• SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt (3.30pm Monday)
• Super Bowl LIV Replay (6pm Monday)
• ESPN TV Shows Originating from Miami:
Get Up! (Wed.-Fri, 10p-12 a.m. AEDT): Mike Greenberg will host the two-hour morning show from ESPN’s main set in South Beach with Laura Rutledge. They will be joined by analysts Bobby Carpenter, Ryan Clark, Domonique Foxworth, Dan Graziano, Mina Kimes, Dan Orlovsky, Louis Riddick, Rex Ryan and Marcus Spears, Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter and a variety of guests – including Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams) and Von Miller (Denver Broncos).
First Take (Thu-Sat, 2 a.m.-4am AEDT): ESPN’s popular morning debate show featuring Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and host Molly Qerim Rose will be live from the Clevelander in Miami. The show, which is free and open to the public with doors opening at 8:30 a.m., will welcome a full lineup of sports and entertainment guests including Saquon Barkley, Adam Thielen, Christian McCaffrey, Sean Payton, Ron Rivera and Rick Ross.
SportsCenter On the Road (Thu-Sat): Sage Steele will host weekday noon segments and the full 10am AEDT SportsCenter, Hannah Storm will host weekend editions, and Steve Levy and Michael Eaves will host late weeknight segments. SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt will be live from the Bristol studio and feature Super Bowl coverage, analysis and interviews from Miami.
NFL Live (Thu-Sat, 5:30 a.m. AEDT): Packed with NFL information and analysis, Wendi Nix (Thu, Fri) and Suzy Kolber (Sat) host the 90-minute show with NFL analysts Tedy Bruschi, Ryan Clark, Tim Hasselbeck, Louis Riddick, Booger McFarland, Dan Orlovsky, Marcus Spears and Damien Woody, and Senior NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter.
PTI (Thu-Sat, 8 p.m. AEDT): Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon will co-host Pardon The Interruption all week from the Super Bowl. Mon-Wed they will be outside the Clevelander, and Thurs/Fri they will be at ESPN’s set in South Beach.
NFL Matchup (Mon, 1 a.m. AEDT): Trey Wingo returns to host a special Super Bowl edition of the X’s and O’s film show with NFL writer and analyst Matt Bowen and NFL Films’ Greg Cosell.
Postseason NFL Countdown (Live Mon, 2 a.m. AEDT; reair immediately at 6am AEDT): Suzy Kolber opens this four-hour pregame show from Hard Rock Stadium with Super Bowl XXIX MVP Steve Young, analyst Louis Riddick and Senior NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. Kolber will be joined by Sam Ponder, Hall of Famer Randy Moss, Super Bowl champions Tedy Bruschi and Rex Ryan and Super Bowl XL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck from ESPN’s main set in South Beach.
NFL PrimeTime (Mon, following the game): Chris Berman will serve up highlights and conduct interviews from the field with Hall of Famers Randy Moss and Steve Young. (Go behind the scenes of ESPN+’s NFL PrimeTime.)
ESPN reporters Sal Paolantonio (covering the Chiefs) and Josina Anderson (49ers) will provide updates throughout the week on the Super Bowl teams, while Jeff Darlington will offer additional insight and stories from Miami.
ESPN’s digital coverage of Super Bowl LIV will feature analysis, commentary, breaking news, video and more across ESPN.com and the ESPN App leading up to, during and after the game.
Locally, ESPN.com will also provide additional content tailored for the Australian and New Zealand audience. ESPN ANZ’s Laurie Horesh is on the ground in Miami, and will tour the city alongside, Miami University’s Australian kicker Louis Hedley.
ESPN.com’s roster of on-site journalists includes NFL senior writers Dan Graziano, Jeremy Fowler, Ian O’Connor, Kevin Van Valkenburg, Hallie Grossman and Seth Wickersham, NFL Nation reporters Nick Wagoner (covering the 49ers), Adam Teicher (Chiefs), Kevin Seifert (with the biggest, best, and controversial calls, and a full review), analyst Bill Barnwell (with a postgame breakdown of how the game was won), and more.
Super Bowl LIV is LIVE on ESPN Monday Feb 3. ESPN’s networks are available on the Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Fetch and Sky New Zealand platforms.