September 5, 2013 09.54 Europe/London By Robert Briel
FOX International Channels has signed a two-year agreement with NFL International.
FOX Sports will broadcast one NFL game per window in English across parts of Europe on FOX Sports channels, FOX Sports branded blocks, and FOX Sports services beginning with the 2013 season.
NFL fans in Europe will be able to watch on FIC Sunday games, Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football and all three US Thanksgiving Day Games in English. FIC will also broadcast all NFL postseason games in English, including the Super Bowl.
The new deal also provides FIC access to NFL programming, such as NFL Game Day, NFL Extra, Road to Playoffs and Road to Super Bowl, as well as select programmes from the NFL Network. Subscribers to FIC will also be able to watch NFL content on a variety of FIC’s services.
Jesus Perezagua, president of FIC Europe and Africa commented: “21st Century Fox has a longstanding relationship with the NFL in the US, and it has been a fundamental part of the FOX Network and FOX Sports brand there. As we roll out our FOX Sports brand across Europe, we are excited to make the NFL one of our key content partners, and we are committed to deliver on our promise of bringing the most passionate sports in the world to some of the most passionate sports fans in the world.”
Julie Moeller, VP, International Media Business Development, NFL, said, “We have partnered with FOX in many areas of the world and are pleased to extend this to Europe to enhance the content offering to our fans in that region.”
In Europe, FOX Sports recently launched in the Netherlands and Italy, and is also present in Turkey and Cyprus.