Eurosport agree deal to show NFL Monday Night Football in UK

UK fans, fret no longer, a deal to screen NFL's Monday night games has finally been announced.

The news UK NFL fans have been waiting for has arrived, the final piece in the viewing jigsaw.

Monday night's American Football offering will be screened on British Eurosport, technically in the early hours of Tuesday over here in the UK.

No deal had been announced leaving fans wondering what would become of the fixtures, and if they would be able to watch them at all.

Last year the BBC won the rights from ESPN, but their coverage was deemed a disaster, due to the fact they chose to stick it on the 'Red Button' in the early hours with no record option.

Eurosport appear excited about the deal, with managing director David Kerr stating: "We will show all our Monday Night Football Live and in HD and support that with extended highlights played out in UK prime time the following night."

The deal covers 17 games, with two this coming Monday night, the Philadelphia Eagles at the Washington Redskins followed by the Houston Texans at the San Diego Chargers.

The deal complements Sky Sports' coverage of three live games a week, one on Thursday and two on Sundays, followed by the late Sunday night game which is hosted on Channel 4.

What do you think of the news? Are you just glad it's off the BBC?

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