The National Football League is on BCE Inc.’s side in its latest battle with the Canadian Radio and Television Commission. Recall that in December, the CRTC ruled that BCE would not be permitted to restrict mobile broadcasts of hockey and football games to only Bell Mobility subscribers. BCE also owns broadcast networks CTV and TSN. [...]
The National Football League (NFL) announced today that Madonna will perform in the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime show which takes place Sunday, February 5th. Madonna’s performance will be imagined by Cirque du Soleil and Jamie King.
The league says the Super Bowl halftime show, which will be broadcast worldwide, will be the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 162 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show.
Thanks to a five year broadcast extension signed last year with the NFL, subscription satellite radio provider Sirius XM Radio will be broadcasting live play-by-play broadcasts of every NFL game this season.
The 92nd regular season of the National Football League begins tonight on NBC with the New Orleans Saints traveling to Lambeau Field, the home of the Super Bowl XLV champion Green Bay Packers. The last regular season game will be held on Sunday, January 1, 2012.
Sirius XM Radio said today that its subscriber base recently passed the 20 million mark and that it has extended its broadcast and marketing agreement with the NFL for another five years.
The new deal means Sirius subscribers and XM subscribers who subscribe to the Best of Sirius programming package will be able to hear every NFL pre-season, regular season and playoff game right through to the 2016 Super Bowl
Bell Mobility and the NFL today announced a multi-year deal which will give Bell Mobility subscribers the ability to watch select NFL games and programming on Bell Mobility phones across Canada.
Subscribers to Bell’s NFL Mobile package will have access to primetime NFL games – those airing on Sunday, Monday and sometimes Thursday night – all post season games and access 24/7 to the NFL Network.
The National Football League and CTV have announced a four-year extension of its broadcast partnership which gives the network exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to the NFL championship game through to Super Bowl XLVIII.
Financial details of the deal which covers the 2010 to 2013 NFL seasons were not disclosed.
The NFC Championship Game on Sunday night game between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings was the most watched NFL playoff game ever (excluding the Super Bowl) in Canada.
The CBS broadcast, which was simulcast on CTV in Canada, attracted an average of 2.6 million viewers.