NBC Sports Network to Carry CFL Games, Grey Cup
NBC Sports Network has announced that it will telecast 14 CFL games in 2012, including the CFL semifinals, finals and the 100th edition of the Grey Cup. The CFL, which is already three weeks into its 2012 season, had previously stated that its was “working towards an agreement with another U.S. broadcaster” had hoped to have an update soon.
Last season, NFL Network carried a slate of weekly CFL games along with the CFL postseason. Fans can also stream CFL games live on ESPN3.com.
Coverage of the CFL on NBC Sports Network begins Monday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET, when the Edmonton Eskimos host the Toronto Argonauts. The season will conclude with the 100th Grey Cup on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. ET. The 2012 schedule also includes the defending Grey Cup Champion BC Lions vs. the Montreal Alouettes at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 31; Calgary Stampeders vs. Edmonton Eskimos at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 7; and Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Toronto Argonauts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 1.