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Old 30.08.2013, 04:40 PM
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Channel 4 is to become the new UK terrestrial television home of the NFL and Super Bowl as part of a two-year agreement with the NFL.

In a deal that sees the station become the NFL’s exclusive free-to-air TV partner in the UK, Channel 4 will also feature live coverage of the NFL’s annual games at Wembley Stadium – beginning with the two games scheduled in 2013 – and a weekly highlights show.

Channel 4 will air:
• Super Bowl live: America’s biggest sporting event returns to the channel that first brought it live to a UK audience from 1983-1998. Super Bowl XLVIII will be played in New York/New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday February 2.

• International Series games live: The NFL will stage two games at Wembley in 2013: Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings (September 29) and San Francisco 49ers at Jacksonville Jaguars (October 27).

• Sunday Night Football live: The NFL’s biggest game of the week, which has been aired on Channel 4 over the past three seasons, kicking off at 1:30 a.m. The new season begins on Sunday September 8.

• Weekly highlights show: The best of the action from each week of the NFL season will be presented in 'The American Football Show', airing at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays and repeated on Sunday mornings.

• Hard Knocks: The award-winning fly-on-the-wall documentary about life at an NFL training camp comes to UK television for the first time. This year featuring the Cincinnati Bengals, Hard Knocks will air on Channel 4 on five consecutive Sundays at 7:00 a.m., beginning on September 8, and will be aired on five consecutive nights on More 4 beginning on September 15.

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Old 30.08.2013, 04:45 PM
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Great news!

Suggests MNF is pay per view then. Looks like BT?
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Well done, NFLUK.
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Channel 4 is to become the new UK terrestrial television home of the NFL and Super Bowl as part of a two-year agreement with the NFL.

In a deal that sees the station become the NFL’s exclusive free-to-air TV partner in the UK, Channel 4 will also feature live coverage of the NFL’s annual games at Wembley Stadium – beginning with the two games scheduled in 2013 – and a weekly highlights show.

Channel 4 will air:
• Super Bowl live: America’s biggest sporting event returns to the channel that first brought it live to a UK audience from 1983-1998. Super Bowl XLVIII will be played in New York/New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday February 2.

• International Series games live: The NFL will stage two games at Wembley in 2013: Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings (September 29) and San Francisco 49ers at Jacksonville Jaguars (October 27).

• Sunday Night Football live: The NFL’s biggest game of the week, which has been aired on Channel 4 over the past three seasons, kicking off at 1:30 a.m. The new season begins on Sunday September 8.

• Weekly highlights show: The best of the action from each week of the NFL season will be presented in 'The American Football Show', airing at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays and repeated on Sunday mornings.

• Hard Knocks: The award-winning fly-on-the-wall documentary about life at an NFL training camp comes to UK television for the first time. This year featuring the Cincinnati Bengals, Hard Knocks will air on Channel 4 on five consecutive Sundays at 7:00 a.m., beginning on September 8, and will be aired on five consecutive nights on More 4 beginning on September 15.

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So I take it Sky will no longer have the Wembley games live?

So MNF will indeed be shown, and the broadcast partner for that will be announced soon?
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Spin, spin and more spin.
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Spin, spin and more spin.
So, are you Jonneil, or another of that brigade as you too seem hell bent on this tirade against NFLUK?

Please, if you are disgruntled, why the hell not contact them rather than this all too often now banging on about it on here, on nearly every thread. It really is getting tiresome.

Free to air NFL games, each week for 2 years on SNF, Wembley games live and magazine type shows. What else do you want?

Everything in life costs, everything. So to assume you are going to get anything free is just naive in the extreme. It's a business. Same as any business, they want to make money. If that means you have to pay for NFL that isn't on Channel 4, well so be it. This is 2013 not 1963.
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So, are you Jonneil, or another of that brigade as you too seem hell bent on this tirade against NFLUK?

Please, if you are disgruntled, why the hell not contact them rather than this all too often now banging on about it on here, on nearly every thread. It really is getting tiresome.

Free to air NFL games, each week for 2 years on SNF, Wembley games live and magazine type shows. What else do you want?

Everything in life costs, everything. So to assume you are going to get anything free is just naive in the extreme. It's a business. Same as any business, they want to make money. If that means you have to pay for NFL that isn't on Channel 4, well so be it. This is 2013 not 1963.

I'm sorry, and absolutely thrilled about the deal... but what irks me is the way the thread title is worded. "Exclusive terrestrial partner" ie BBC ditched us.
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Just to advise we were not 'ditched' by BBC. Its just that getting the finer details of a deal can take considerably longer than a couple of tweets by others about a deal that didn't take place.

Enjoy the coverage and look forward to the Monday Night Football release next week.
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I'm sorry, and absolutely thrilled about the deal... but what irks me is the way the thread title is worded. "Exclusive terrestrial partner" ie BBC ditched us.
So even after good news you have to moan, this time about how a post is titled? Utterly ridiculous. It's any excuse to lay into NFLUK. Why the hell do you people populate a forum provided by these people if you hate them so much. It's fast getting to the point where the spamming on here is becoming something that will keep people away. Give it a rest, especially after seeing this good news.
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