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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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Great news!

Suggests MNF is pay per view then. Looks like BT?
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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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Great news - a weekly highlights show's something we've been sorely missing since the cancellation of Blitz (although the name's a little unimaginative!)

And it's fantastic to have a legal way to watch Hard Knocks over here - I hope it's popular enough to make them dig the old ones out of the archive.

I'll miss our advert-free Super Bowls on the BBC mind!

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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?
No, both Wembley games will be shown on Channel 4 and Sky Sports.
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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?
Sky will still show wembley games live, they shared live coverage with the BBC in the past.

They are exclusive free to air providers, not ppv......
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