Crocmedia secures NFL rights

Former Assistant Editor

Following 1116 SEN‘s coverage of Super Bowl LII in February, Crocmedia has now secured the broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2019 National Football League (NFL) seasons.

SEN will broadcast one game per week throughout the season, beginning on Friday September 9 as Super Bowl champs the Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons.

Veteran caller Gerard Whately was at the helm of the first Australian radio broadcast of the Super Bowl earlier this year, and he will lead the charge for the next two Super Bowls as well.

“We understood the magnitude of mounting an Australian radio broadcast of the Super Bowl but what we couldn’t have predicted was how strongly it would resonate back home,” said Whately.

“It demonstrated the desire of our fans to be connected to the biggest moments in world sport and it’s our privilege to further that partnership with the NFL over the next two years.”

1116 SEN chief commercial offer and GM Sam Bingley added; “Gerard’s maiden call of American football was lauded by many and reinforced the passion and thirst Australians have for major sporting events and the NFL in particular.

“American football is a widely supported and extremely popular sport in Australia and 1116 SEN is proud and privileged to be able to broadcast more of it to Australian audiences over the next two seasons.”

Whately announced the news this morning while chatting with Seattle Seahawks Australian import Michael Dickson.

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