Update regarding the TV rights for the upcoming season:
NFL UK will continue their relationship with Five for the twelfth consecutive year after the two sides came to an agreement to show Sunday Night Football live in the UK.http://www.nfluk.com/news/five-to-show- ... 50809.html
Five will air Sunday Night Football for seventeen weeks, starting from Sunday September 13th, when their coverage of the 2009 NFL season begins with the clash between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. Coverage on Five will begin at approximately 1:00am each Sunday night. [Jay Cutler's Chicago Bears regular season debut will be the first game shown on Five during their 2009 NFL coverage. Photo AP]
Heading up Five's coverage of the games in the studio for the third consecutive year will be Mike Carlson and Nat Coombs. The live game commentary will be taken from NBC's coverage from the USA, with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth voicing the action.
"We are thrilled to be working with Five for a twelfth consecutive season, and I know that Mike and Nat's NFL presentation is popular with NFL UK fans," said NFL UK Managing Director Alistair Kirkwood. "Five give us the opportunity to get wide-spread coverage for our sport ahead of a third consecutive NFL regular season game at Wembley."
"I'm really excited to be back on Five," said Five NFL presenter Mike Carlson. "For the past 11 seasons we have tried to provide a different approach to the NFL season and give our audience an in-depth analysis of the live games we are covering and a bit of relaxed entertainment. It's going to be great to work with Nat again."
Further details of NFL TV coverage in the UK will be released in the coming days.
A list of confirmed Sunday Night Football fixtures is below. Sunday Night Football fixtures between Weeks 11-16 are subject to change.
Sunday September 13 Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
Sunday September 20 New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday September 27 Indianapolis Colts @ Arizona Cardinals
Sunday October 4 San Diego Chargers @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday October 11 Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans
Sunday October 18 Chicago Bears @ Atlanta Falcons
Sunday October 25 Arizona Cardinals @ New York Giants
Sunday November 1 TBC (World Series)
Sunday November 8 Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday November 15 New England Patriots @ Indianapolis Colts
As of this moment, Sky Sports are tentatively scheduled to be showing Tennesse Vs. Pittsburgh on the 10th September at 1.30am. Everything else is still yet to be determined.