Viacom CBS Networks International Channel 5 has agreed on a 3 year deal with the NFL to broadcast Monday night games.
Channel 5 will air week by week coordinates from the NFL this season in the start of a three-year association which will see considerably more American football on British allowed to-air TV.
With the BBC as of now communicating two review/features shows seven days, just as the Super Bowl live, Channel 5 will currently air each Monday Night Football coordinate.
Likewise, a pristine Sunday morning magazine show shot from the States will be circulated – named NFL End Zone – in an arrival of NFL to a channel which was a past telecaster of the class from 1998-2009.
They will commence their inclusion this Sunday, September 13, with the magazine show, and the principal game to be broadcast ed live on September 14 will be between the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Big Apple.
Monday Night Football will be communicated from Channel 5’s studio in Los Angeles, with Kirsten Watson introducing the program.
The three-year bargain between the NFL and ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) will likewise observe interesting alliance content across MTV International’s advanced stages in the UK.
Sky Sports is right now the NFL’s primary transmission accomplice in the UK, with various matches demonstrated each week and Sky have even as of late dispatched their own committed NFL channel.
The deal is non-exclusive and runs from 2020 to 2022. Channel 5 will also broadcast a weekly magazine programme on Sunday mornings aimed at younger audiences, which will run through the season.
The agreement is expected to be formally announced tomorrow (Tuesday). The first installment of Monday Night Football for the new season is on September 14.
It is not yet clear whether the BBC will renew its rights. However, it is understood commercial broadcaster ITV is not a competitor in the new cycle.
Amazon holds non-exclusive rights to Thursday Night Football in the UK through a global deal with the league until 2022.
The NFL also shows games in the UK through its subscription-based NFL Game Pass Live in OTT service, which launched in its current form in 2015. Subscribers outside North America have access to live pree-season, regular-season, and post-season games.