The NFL Network will broadcast two Canadian Football League games per week during the upcoming season.
“This is very positive news for our CFL fans living in the United States,? said Michael Copeland, chief operating officer of the CFL, in a statement released on Tuesday. “And it’s a very positive development for our football operations as it will continue to expose our product to prospects across the U.S.?
That's great news, last year we only got one Friday night game and no games broadcast during August. The playoffs and the Grey Cup were not on the NFL network because of the conflict with NFL games, but they were on one of the obscure cable channels which wasn't in HD and hard to find but I can't complain at least I got them and the Grey Cup.
TSN has exclusive rights to CFL broadcasts in Canada. That's why the games can't be shown on the NFLnetwork.
This is great news though. Much more coverage than last year should be great for CFL fans south of the border, as well as potential to "recruit" new fans. CFL football is the great, it should be showcased as much as possible.