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Old 07.09.2009, 05:00 PM
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Here is a clear picture of everywhere you can watch / follow NFL this season:

Sky Sports:
- 6pm / 9pm games every Sunday
- Thursday Night opener – Thursday September 10th
- NFL International Series game from Wembley exclusively live
- Thursday / Friday / Saturday Night games – Weeks 10-17
- Thanksgiving Day tripleheader – Week 12 – Thursday November 26th
- All postseason games live
- Pro Bowl
- Super Bowl XLIV
- NFL Network coverage including NFL Total Access five times per week

Five:
- Sunday Night Football live every Sunday
- Magazine show every Saturday morning at 10:30am hosted by Trevor Nelson and Natalie Pinkham

BBC:
- Super Bowl XLIV live
- Highlights of NFL International Series game

BBC Radio 5 Live Extra:
- Live games every Sunday at 9pm
- Live games every week of the Playoffs
- Super Bowl XLIV live

NFL Game Pass (https://gamepass.nfl.com/nflgp/secur..._GP_UK_309x148)
- All games available to watch live except 6pm / 9pm games on Sky Sports
- Full archive of every game played during the season
- Live NFL Network feed

At the moment there is no home for Monday Night Football and this situation is not expected to change, for at least the first month of the season.

This is a full picture of our completed negotiations at this point. Talks will continue with Sky Sports in the hope of getting Red Button games put back on the schedule.

Production budget cuts across channels have meant that negotiations have been difficult, but it is important to recognize that the coverage we have in the UK is more than is available for all other sports with a comparable fanbase.

We have strived to achieve – in a very difficult climate – a balance of number of available games and free-to-air coverage, mindful of the fact that a month ago no-one thought that weekly live terrestrial games was even an option. In the meantime we’ll continue to work hard to improve on the broadcast platform over the course of the season.

More details of the Magazine Show on Five will be released later this week and you’ll be interested to see what is being produced.

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Old 07.09.2009, 05:02 PM
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I am furious, thanks for the info Hank, but quite frankly no MNF is a joke.
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Old 07.09.2009, 05:03 PM
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Thank you very much Hank, although I need to say that its really poor to have THE GAME OF THE WEEK not on TV.

I am happy for everything else, but no MNF is simply a joke!

Is there any chance of As-Live?

I would rather not have Red Button games, but MNF!

SIMPLY A JOKE!
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Horrific news regarding MNF!!!!!!!!!
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Here is a clear picture of everywhere you can watch / follow NFL this season:

Sky Sports:
- 6pm / 9pm games every Sunday
- Thursday Night opener – Thursday September 10th
- NFL International Series game from Wembley exclusively live
- Thursday / Friday / Saturday Night games – Weeks 10-17
- Thanksgiving Day tripleheader – Week 12 – Thursday November 26th
- All postseason games live
- Pro Bowl
- Super Bowl XLIV
- NFL Network coverage including NFL Total Access five times per week

Five:
- Sunday Night Football live every Sunday
- Magazine show every Saturday morning at 10:30am hosted by Trevor Nelson and Natalie Pinkham

BBC:
- Super Bowl XLIV live
- Highlights of NFL International Series game

BBC Radio 5 Live Extra:
- Live games every Sunday at 9pm

NFL Game Pass (https://gamepass.nfl.com/nflgp/secur..._GP_UK_309x148)
- All games available to watch live except 6pm / 9pm games on Sky Sports
- Full archive of every game played during the season
- Live NFL Network feed

At the moment there is no home for Monday Night Football and this situation is not expected to change, for at least the first month of the season.

This is a full picture of our completed negotiations at this point. Talks will continue with Sky Sports in the hope of getting Red Button games put back on the schedule.

Production budget cuts across channels have meant that negotiations have been difficult, but it is important to recognize that the coverage we have in the UK is more than is available for all other sports with a comparable fanbase.

Appreciate that this will be disappointing for many NFL fans. However, we have strived to achieve – in a very difficult climate – a balance of number of available games and free-to-air coverage, mindful of the fact that a month ago no-one thought that weekly live terrestrial games was even an option. In the meantime we’ll continue to work hard to improve on the broadcast platform over the course of the season.

More details of the Magazine Show on Five will be released later this week and you’ll be interested to see what is being produced.
Cheers for the update Hank.

Given the current financial climate and the size of the fanbase I think we have gotten as good a deal as possible.

Is there any scope to renegotiate the deal within the current 3 years if the climate changes?

P.S. Hank - was this the old press send just before you leave work

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Old 07.09.2009, 05:05 PM
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Could this be the NFL trying to milk Gamepass.
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absolutely useless, why not stop all tv covearage as it stands, and give genuine fans a tv based season ticket option?
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Old 07.09.2009, 05:09 PM
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I've not criticised any of the work of NFLUK up to now, but to not have coverage of MNF is shocking.

Very disappointing, I was really looking forward to the double header this weekend. I feel let down by NFLUK, this should have been sorted a long time ago.

Why not let Five show it for free if there are no takers?

I didnt mind the loss of the red button, but never thought no MNF was ever going to be a possibility.

I would be interested to know why this is. Are Sky unwilling to show ESPN branded coverage? Where do ESPN UK stand in all this? Answers would be nice.

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Amazing let down. Im gutted, no MNF?!
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no bbc coverage of the international series, no MNF not great news but we do what we can. thinkin the money i invested in game pass may be worth it after all.
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