TORONTO — The Canadian Football League will be showcased this season on U.S. television with 14 regular-season games, the Eastern and Western Final, and the Grey Cup championship game on NBC Sports Network, the CFL announced today.
“We’re very pleased to partner again this year with NBC Sports Network to deliver our high-scoring and exciting brand of football to our fans south of the border,” said Michael Copeland, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian Football League.
“It’s important for our league and has a significant impact on player recruitment, and gives fans an opportunity to follow some of their former favourite collegiate players.” NBC Sports Network will kick off its CFL broadcast schedule with the opening game of the 2013 CFL season, featuring the Winnipeg Blue Bombers hosting the Montreal Alouettes in their brand new stadium, Investors Group Field. It will follow the league right up to Grey Cup Sunday, which will take place this year in Regina, Saskatchewan on Sunday, November 24.
“We are excited to be partnering again with the CFL, and to present its fast-paced and tradition-rich brand of football on NBC Sports Network,” said Mike Perman, Vice President, Programming, NBC Sports Group.
All CFL games are broadcast in Canada on TSN, with additional games available in French on RDS and RDS2.
“We’re looking forward to a very exciting season, and welcome our many American friends along for what will be a great ride,” Copeland said.
Here is the full NBC Sports Network CFL Schedule: (All times ET)
Regular Season: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 9:00pm – Montreal/Winnipeg Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:30pm – BC/Toronto Friday, August 2, 2013 at 9:00pm – Hamilton/Edmonton Monday, August 5, 2013 at 7:00pm – Winnipeg/BC Friday August 9, 2013 at 9:00pm – SSK/Calgary Thursday August 22, 2013 at 7:30pm – BC/Montreal Monday September 2, 2013 at 5:00pm – Edmonton/Calgary (TBC) Tuesday September 3, 2013 at 7:30pm – Montreal/Toronto Friday September 6, 2013 at 9:00pm – Calgary/Edmonton Friday September 27, 2013 at 10:30pm – BC/Winnipeg Monday October 14, 2013 at 12am (10/16) – Toronto/Hamilton Friday October 18, 2013 at 12am (10/19) – Calgary/Edmonton Thursday October 24, 2013 at 7:30p – Winnipeg/Toronto Friday November 1, 2013 at 12am (11/2) – Montreal/Toronto
CFL Playoffs: Sunday November 17, 2013 Time TBD at 11pm – Eastern Final Sunday November 17, 2013 at 12am (11/19) – Western Final
Grey Cup: Sunday November 24, 2013 at 6:30pm – 101st Grey Cup in Regina