If the NFL plans to expand its presence overseas, having a presence on their TV screens would likely help.
But there’s no telling when the NFL will make it onto tellys in England. The league currently has no deal with Sky Sports, and it’s not known when or if a contract will be finalized.
“Negotiations to extend the deal with Sky are ongoing,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told PFT by email on Friday.
The NFL remains driven by deadlines in matters of this nature, and it’s likely that something will get resolved. But the NFL doesn’t have its usual leverage this time around. And Sky Sports knows it.
So to our friends in England we say stay tuned to find out whether you will be able to stay tuned to NFL games this season.
UPDATE 7:49 p.m. ET: The league has addressed the situation in a statement.