NFL fans in the UK are better off than anyone hoping for real referees.
Because across the pond, they reached a last minute deal.
Sky Sports just announced a three-year deal to broadcast NFL games in England, allowing fans in a market the league’s trying to grow access to the games on television.
The agreement will begin with Wednesday’s Cowboys-Giants opener, as well as two live prime-time games each Sunday, plus Thursday games, along with all playoff games and the Super Bowl. There will also be access to RedZone, allowing Queen Elizabeth II a chance to real-time updates for her fantasy team.
“We are delighted to extend the relationship between the NFL and Sky Sports into its 20th year,” Managing Director for the NFL UK Alistair Kirkwood said. “Through their coverage the game has attracted many new fans in this country, and we look forward to another three seasons of excellent coverage of including the International Series matches at Wembley and the next three Super Bowls.”
Games already confirmed include the opener tomorrow night, plus Colts-Bears and 49ers-Packers Sunday, Packer-Bears next Thursday and Saints-Panthers and Redskins-Rams on Sept. 16.