Friday, June 21, 2013
CFL Games To Be Shown On NBC Sports Network
The CFL will have more of its games broadcast in the U.S. this season.
The league announced Friday that NBC Sports will carry 14 regular-season games, the conference finals and Grey Cup. Last year, NBC broadcast nine regular-season contests, the playoffs and 100th Grey Cup.
``We're very pleased to partner again this year with NBC Sports Network to deliver our high-scoring and exciting brand of football to our fans south of the border,'' CFL president Michael Copeland said in a statement. ``It's important for our league and has a significant impact on player recruitment, and gives fans an opportunity to follow some of their former favourite collegiate players.''
NBC Sports Network will carry the CFL season opener Thursday night when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers host the Montreal Alouettes at new Investors Group Field. The American broadcaster will conclude its Canadian football coverage with the Grey Cup game Nov. 24 in Regina.
NBC Sports Network will kick off its CFL broadcast schedule with the opening game of the 2013 CFL season, featuring the Winnipeg Blue Bombers hosting the Montreal Alouettes in their brand new stadium, Investors Group Field. It will follow the league right up to Grey Cup Sunday, which will take place this year in Regina, Saskatchewan on Sunday, November 24.
“We are excited to be partnering again with the CFL, and to present its fast-paced and tradition-rich brand of football on NBC Sports Network,” said Mike Perman, Vice President, Programming, NBC Sports Group.
All CFL games are broadcast in Canada on TSN, with additional games available in French on RDS and RDS2.
“We’re looking forward to a very exciting season, and welcome our many American friends along for what will be a great ride,” Copeland said.
Here is the full NBC Sports Network CFL Schedule: (All times ET)
Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 9:00pm - Montreal/Winnipeg
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:30pm – BC/Toronto
Friday, August 2, 2013 at 9:00pm – Hamilton/Edmonton
Monday, August 5, 2013 at 7:00pm – Winnipeg/BC
Friday August 9, 2013 at 9:00pm – SSK/Calgary
Thursday August 22, 2013 at 7:30pm – BC/Montreal
Monday September 2, 2013 at 5:00pm – Edmonton/Calgary (TBC)
Tuesday September 3, 2013 at 7:30pm – Montreal/Toronto
Friday September 6, 2013 at 9:00pm – Calgary/Edmonton
Friday September 27, 2013 at 10:30pm – BC/Winnipeg
Monday October 14, 2013 at 12am (10/16) – Toronto/Hamilton
Friday October 18, 2013 at 12am (10/19) – Calgary/Edmonton
Thursday October 24, 2013 at 7:30p – Winnipeg/Toronto
Friday November 1, 2013 at 12am (11/2) – Montreal/Toronto
Sunday November 17, 2013 Time TBD at 11pm – Eastern Final
Sunday November 17, 2013 at 12am (11/19) – Western Final
Sunday November 24, 2013 at 6:30pm – 101st Grey Cup in Regina