NFL Network Airing Two CFL Games Per Week This Season

By Marcus Vanderberg Comment

The Canadian Football League and the NFL Network reached an agreement to broadcast two CFL games per week in the United States this season.

The NFL Network has the option to broadcast additional regular season games along with the CFL Playoffs and the Grey Cup championship game.

“This is very positive news for our CFL fans living in the United States,” said Michael Copeland, chief operating officer of the CFL. “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.”

The games will be produced by TSN. Last year, the NFL Network carried 14 CFL games.

“We are pleased to offer more football to our fans with more CFL action this year,” said Lawrence Randall, NFL Network’s director of programming. “Delivering live games from all levels of football is part of our commitment to our passionate viewers who want football 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.”

2011 Canadian Football League Schedule on NFL Network

(Through first five weeks)

Air Date   Teams  Time

Week 1

Thursday, June 30   British Columbia @ Montreal   7:30 PM ET

Saturday, July 2   Toronto @ Calgary   8:00 PM ET

Week 2

Saturday, July 9   Montreal @ Saskatchewan   4:00 PM ET

Saturday, July 9   Hamilton @ Edmonton   7:00 PM ET

Week 3

Saturday, July 16   Saskatchewan @ Hamilton   4:00 PM ET

Saturday, July 16   British Columbia @ Edmonton   7:00 PM ET

Week 4

Saturday, July 23   Edmonton @ Calgary   7:00 PM ET

Sunday, July 24   Saskatchewan @ Montreal   7:00 PM ET

Week 5

Thursday, July 28   British Columbia @ Winnipeg   8:00 PM ET

Saturday, July 30   Calgary @ Saskatchewan   9:30 PM ET