ESPN To Air Monday Night Football in UK
ESPN UK will add exclusive coverage of Monday Night Football to its programming schedule for next season. All 17 MNF games will air on ESPN UK, debuting on September 14 at 1am GMT. Each week’s game will also be re-aired the following day.
“Monday Night Football is an enormous global sports franchise with an incredibly strong heritage, and it regularly features the very best NFL matchup of the week, says Jeroen Oerlemans, VP, ESPN, TV Channels Europe, Middle East and Africa. “With the NFL’s continued growth in the UK, this is another example of how we are building quality global programming around our core UK sports schedule.”
ESPN’s 90-minute pre-game programm, Monday Night Countdown, will also air before each game on ESPN UK.
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with ESPN in serving our fans in the U.K. who are passionate about the NFL,” says Hans Schroeder, NFL VP, media strategy and development. “ESPN will continue to do an outstanding job of bringing our fans closer to our sport in new ways.”
Monday Night Football joins a broad portfolio of sporting events on ESPN UK next season, headlined by the Barclay’s Premiere League, the FA Cup, Guinness Premiership rugby, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Europa League, the German Bundesliga, UFC, French Top 14 rugby, NBA basketball, DTM, and Australian Rules Football.