WPIX Inks Deal to Air Giants Thursday Night Football in September

By Jerry Barmash Comment

Don’t look now, but the NFL season is just around the corner. Today, the league announced a deal for WPIX/Channel 11 to simulcast the NFL Network’s coverage of the New York Giants game with the Carolina Panthers September 20th in Charlotte.

Channel 11 will air the 8 p.m. game exclusively in New York over-the-air. The action will be called by the NFL Network team of play-by-play announcer Brad Nessler, game analyst Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan providing reports from the sidelines. Prior to the Week 3 matchup, WPIX will air its own pre-game show starting at 7 p.m.

“In keeping with our commitment to offer the best local programming, PIX11 is extremely happy to be partnering again with NFL Network to provide New York football over-the-air to fans,” said Eric Meyrowitz, vice president/general manager.