British Eurosport Replaces BBC as NFL’s Monday Night Football Broadcaster
September 8, 2013
The BBC have relinquished their NFL rights after British Eurosport secured a deal to show Monday Night Football for this season.
BBC had already lost their Super Bowl rights to Channel 4 but have now lost Monday Night Football as well.
Beginning with a double header this coming Monday night, seek British Eurosport will air a total of 17 MNF match-ups this season as part of a two-year agreement with the National Football League.
David Kerr, generic Managing Director of British Eurosport said: “NFL Monday Night Football is iconic sport television and represents an exciting new addition to our channel line-up. After a strong summer on the channel with events like the Tour de France and French and US Open tennis, ambulance NFL Monday Night football is another premium property to take us into autumn.
“We will show all our Monday Night Football Live and in HD and support that with extended highlights played out in UK prime time the following night. We now cannot wait to start our live broadcasts in just a few days’ time with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texans at the San Diego Chargers.”
Alistair Kirkwood, Managing Director of NFL UK, said: “We are very pleased to be entering a new agreement with British Eurosport to bring one of our top games of the week to fans in the UK. The NFL has never been more popular in the UK and the breadth of our broadcast partnerships is a testament to the excitement of our sport. British Eurosport will help us to give our fans even more NFL football and will enable us to reach out to new fans.”
The new season of Monday Night Football begins with the Philadelphia Eagles visiting the Washington Redskins (kickoff 00:10 a.m.), followed by the Houston Texans at the San Diego Chargers (kickoff 3:20 a.m.).