Watch ESPY Awards 2017 Online: ESPYs Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time & Top Nominees

On Wednesday night, sports fans will watch the ESPY Awards 2017 via live streaming and on television. The annual sports awards show, also referred to as the ESPYs, will be hosted by former NFL star Peyton Manning for the first time. In addition, there will be plenty of athletes and celebrities on hand, and of course, awards will be given out to various stars for their achievements in sports over the past year. Here’s the latest information on how to watch the ESPYs live stream coverage or on television to see who all the big winners are.

As reported by Bleacher Report, tonight’s ESPY Awards show will feature top categories and nominees, including the Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete, and Best Team, for the past year in sports. In the Best Team category, the Chicago Cubs are considered front-runners to win the award after ending a 108-year drought to win the MLB World Series. Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles is predicted to win the Best Female Athlete category, while the Best Male Athlete will go to swimming sensation and fellow Olympian Michael Phelps.

The Best Team nominees will also feature the Clemson Tigers’ football team, Golden State Warriors, Pittsburgh Penguins, New England Patriots, and the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team. In the female athlete category, Biles will be against fellow Olympic star Katie Ledecky, the WNBA’s Candace Parker, and women’s professional tennis star Serena Williams.

Peyton Manning wins 2015 ESPY Award for performance
NFL legend Peyton Manning has won several ESPYs during his career but tonight he'll take over hosting duties. [Image by Getty Images]

The men’s category nominees will include the Cubs’ Kris Bryant, Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, and Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook. Several of these stars took home top honors in their respective sports, with Crosby adding another Stanley Cup trophy to his resume and Westbrook being named NBA MVP for the first time in his career.

Other categories tonight will include the Best Play, Best NBA Player, Best NFL Player, Best MLB Player, Best NHL Player, Best Driver, Best Upset, Best Record-Breaking Performance, and Best Breakthrough Athlete. The latter of these categories will be one to watch as it features the New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge, Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott, and Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo. However, they’ll be pitted against US gymnast Laurie Hernandez and U.S. Men’s National Team Soccer star Christian Pulisic. A full list of ESPY categories and nominees is available from the ESPN website.

NY Yankees Home Run Derby winner Aaron Judge
NY Yankees Home Run Derby winner Aaron Judge is among the Breakthrough Athlete nominees for tonight's ESPYs. [Image by Getty Images]

There will be plenty of coverage to enjoy on Wednesday. An ESPYs Red Carpet Live Pre-Show will be shown on ESPN from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. The ESPY Awards 2017 edition gets started at 8 p.m. ET or 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday evening. Viewers will be able to watch the full show live on television via the ABC network and their affiliate channels around the United States. There are also several live streaming options to consider.

Cable and satellite customers in select cities of the country can also log into the ABC Live section of the website, or compatible mobile apps, to see a live streaming feed. These major cities include Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco. More details are available at the website.

Another option for many cable and satellite subscribers to watch a red carpet live streaming feed is via the WatchESPN website or compatible apps. The streaming service is available on many devices ranging from laptops to smartphones, tablets, and streaming media players. The WatchESPN feed will allow viewers to see the red carpet special, but the ESPN network itself is not currently scheduled to show the main awards program.

Will you be watching the 2017 ESPY Awards show on Wednesday evening? How will Peyton Manning do as the latest host?

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