Sky Sports News is to report NFL live from across America bringing fans the latest news and behind the scenes access from all 32 teams in 12 hours.
On the 9th of September, this will be the first time any broadcaster has ever visited every NFL franchise in one day. Presenter Jim White, will begin ’32 Live’ interviewing the NFL executive vice president, Troy Vincent, at the league headquarters in New York. He will then get the big stories live from the state’s home teams, the New York Giants and the New York Jets as they prepare for the new season.
“We are going to make history with 32 Live and it’s a fantastic way to kick off the NFL season on Sky, which will be our most comprehensive to date. American football is going to get the Sky Sports News HQ treatment with Jim White leading our teams of reporters across America, giving UK and Ireland fans all the pre-season news and behind the scenes stories from every team just 24 hours before the first game. Whether you’re a Viking, a Patriot, a Charger or a Cowboy, this day is for you.” – Andy Cairns, executive editor for Sky Sports News
Jim will travel across two more states to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers during their final preparations at the team hotel in Rhode Island, followed by defending Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots. Both teams will face each other in the season opening fixture the next day. A team of 11 reporters will be in America to interview players, coaches, plus stadium and back room staff giving NFL fans in the UK and Ireland all the team news, updates and stories a day before the opening game of the season.
“This is an incredible way to launch the season and will really whet appetites for the opening games. To say this is an ambitious project is an understatement but it indicates the Sky Sports commitment to bringing viewers as close to the NFL action as possible. We are very excited to see the day unfold.” – Alistair Kirkwood, Managing Director of NFLUK
’32 live’ is part of Sky’s extensive NFL coverage with at least five games a week including Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football, which are new to Sky Sports this year. Viewers can now enjoy more than 100 live games a season including every playoff clash, the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl.
All of the drama and scores from around the NFL will be available each Sunday of the regular season from RedZone, available via the red button, Sky Sports iPad app and Sky Sports Xtra.