'Monday Night Football' stays on ESPN through 2021

By the Associated Press | September 8, 2011 | 10:10 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — "Monday Night Football" will air on ESPN through the 2021 season under an eight-year contract extension between the network and the NFL.

The previous deal went through the 2013 season. After 36 years on ABC, the package moved to ESPN in 2006.

The contract announced Thursday includes rights to simulcast the games on tablet devices and expanded international rights.