So Double Take has some amazing news for you Double Takers, Channel 4 will broadcast 21 live NFL matches during the 2014-15 season, the largest number of games ever shown on free-to-air television in the UK over the course of one campaign. FREE, I was just about to buy league pass as well so this news comes at the perfect time.
On top of that they will be showing all three matches played at Wembley, I plan to be as crazy and wild as possible so I can get seen on the screen, it will also show 17 other regular-season games and February’s Super Bowl as per usual.
Channel 4, who first brought American football to UK TV in 1982, will begin its coverage on Sunday when the Denver Broncos host the Indianapolis Colts. Super Bowl XLIX will be broadcast live from Glendale, near Phoenix in Arizona, with last year’s season showpiece watched by more than one million viewers. This is actually huge for the UK, it’s literally like they are trying all over again with the NFL and I think it will see extreme interest be renewed into the sport.
For NFL fans playing fantasy no longer must they games and scream inbetween lag, but can sit back relax turn on channel 4 and watch the greatest sport on earth NFL.
The Channel 4 commissioning editor for sport, Jamie Aitchison, said: “NFL fans in the UK are spoilt for choice this season on Channel 4; the Wembley games feature the likes of the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins, two of the biggest names in the sport and icons from our coverage back in the 80s. We look forward to bringing the sport into more homes than ever.”
The live coverage will again be fronted by Nat Coombs and Mike Carlson, while The London Warriors DB Vernon Kay will hosts the highlights programme, The American Football Show, on Monday nights.
I can’t wait.