ION Media Networks Secures Rights to Air 2007 Season of “NFL Game of the Week” Produced by NFL Films

ION Media
Networks, Inc. announced that it has secured the rights to air the NFL Films
production, “NFL Game of the Week,” for the 2007 season. The highly-acclaimed
series will premiere on ION Television’s nationwide broadcast network at 6:00
PM ET on Saturday, September 15, with the Giants-Cowboys game from Kickoff
Weekend, which Dallas won 45-35. A new episode will air each week of the
17-week NFL regular season.

“We are
thrilled to partner with NFL Films to bring to our viewers this top-quality,
tremendously popular series,” said Brandon Burgess, CEO of ION Media Networks. “This
NFL state-of-the-art production, with its stunning cinematography, all-access
sound, stirring music and great storytelling, has set the standard for
excellence in television sports programming for decades, and it will be a
terrific addition to our lineup of entertaining programs that the entire family
can enjoy.”

“NFL Films’
‘NFL Game of the Week’ has been a must-see for football fans for years,” said
Howard Katz, Chief Operating Officer of NFL Films. “We are pleased that fans
will watch this season on ION Television.”

Each week
of the NFL season, “NFL Game of the Week” showcases that week’s best game in a
one-hour program, and tells the story of the game that viewers didn’t see on
the original broadcast. Presenting the action from a wide variety of angles,
including specially-shot game footage, pre-game and post-game commentary and
previously unheard sideline sound from players and coaches, Game of the Week
brings fans closer to the action than ever before.

NFL Films
President Steve Sabol, a 36-time Emmy Award-winner, will continue to host the
series, which premiered in syndication in 1965. It has aired on NFL Network
since 2003.

As part of
its agreement with the NFL, ION Media Networks also has secured the rights to
air a brand-new series from NFL Films, entitled “Stories of the NFL,” which
will take a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of NFL players when they’re not
on the field. Using NFL Films’ original music, candid interviews, voluminous
archives and award-winning cinematographers, these half-hour episodes will “reveal
the hidden gems of the NFL.” The season of 21 original programs will begin
airing on ION Television in February 2008.

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