Clément Pédron, Media365: published on Wednesday September 09, 2020 at 12:20 p.m.
L’Équipe announced that it had signed a partnership with the NFL (American football) for the 2020 season. On the program, every Sunday, a regular season game on the site then the playoffs and the Super Bowl co-broadcast on the L’Équipe channel and the site.
This is great news for fans of American football and the National Football League (NFL) in France. This Wednesday, L’Equipe announced that it had obtained the broadcasting rights for the 2020 season which begins on the night of this Thursday to Friday (2h) by the traditional Kick-off Game between the Kansas City Chiefs (outgoing champions) and the Houston Texans. The site L’Équipe will broadcast, from September 13, the meeting between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks and a regular season game every Sunday at 7 p.m. To complement the media coverage, summaries and highlights of all other meetings for each day will be made available to Internet users. « We are proud to offer the NFL to the French public with the acquisition of these rights, we are strengthening the convergence between our supports, » said Jean-Louis Pelé, general manager of the L’Équipe group. The high quality show offered by the NFL will be widely covered thanks to the complementarity between our site and our channel. «
Brady’s first game in the clear
The broadcast will evolve from the play-offs at the beginning of the year 2021. In addition to the site, La Chaîne l’Équipe will provide unencrypted broadcasting of one match per day before ending with the Grail, the Super Bowl, the 55th of the name, scheduled for February 7 in Tampa Bay. Precisely, the Florida franchise will be the second known poster live and in full on the site (against the Carolina Panthers at 7 p.m.) where Internet users will be able to follow the first outing of Tom Brady, the legendary quarterback of the Patriots, who joined this year the Buccaneers. As for the commentators, all the matches broadcast by the Team will be provided by the duo made up of journalist Peter Anderson (ex-beIN Sport) and consultant Anthony Mahoungo (26) professional US football player, who wore the colors of the Philadelphia Eagles. The daily ensures that it will strengthen the content related to American football throughout the season. Since 2012, beIN Sport has been broadcasting the entire NFL season as well as the play-offs and the Super Bowl, while TF1 has exclusively positioned itself on the final since 2019. This new agreement marks a fine evolution in the coverage of the most popular sport of the United States in France.