By Mike SliveAssociated PressEditor’s note: This story has been updated throughout.ESPN has said the NFL will be airing its season finale Thursday night on the network, but it’s unclear whether that will be an on-air debut or a televised event.
The network announced on Monday that it would stream a 30-second preview of the NFL game from Dallas on Wednesday night, though that didn’t include a time for viewers to tune in.
It’s unclear if the preview will include any pregame commentary, but the network said the game was not an official pregame or postgame show.
It is unclear how many viewers the preview is likely to attract, and the network has yet to make any decisions on how many people will tune in, although ESPN has said in the past that it expects to air a total of 10 million viewers.
On Thursday, ESPN will broadcast a halftime show featuring former NFL players like Ray Lewis, Trent Dilfer and Trent Green.
The show is expected to air from 8 p.m. to 9 p.p.m., although ESPN said it will delay the broadcast to Wednesday night in order to “focus on the NFL’s season finale.”ESPN also said it plans to stream live games on NFL Network, which it said is a joint venture between CBS and Time Warner.
The network said Thursday that it plans on showing a “game preview” of the Steelers-Eagles game on Wednesday, but didn’t elaborate.
The NFL will also air a live pregame show for the first time on Sunday from 7 p.o.m to 8 p:m.
ET, but that show will be on ESPN.
The NFL Network said Thursday it plans “to air a game preview of its season-ending game” on Sunday at 8 p to 9:59 p.