Channel 4 to air a record 21 live NFL games

In the second of their two year deal with the NFL, Channel 4 will broadcast 21 live American Football games, the largest number of games from one season ever shown on free-to-air television in the UK.

Channel 4 were the first to bring American football to the UK in 1982 and will begin coverage this Sunday as the season starts with the Denver Broncos hosting the Indianapolis Colts. The campaign will see Channel 4 show all three games played at Wembley, 17 regular season games and the Super Bowl in February.

The Channel 4 commissioning editor for sport, Jamie Aitchison, said: “NFL fans in the UK are spoilt for choice this season on Channel 4; the Wembley games feature the likes of the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins, two of the biggest names in the sport and icons from our coverage back in the 80s. We look forward to bringing the sport into more homes than ever.”

DTG Staff  |  03.09.2014

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