AFL broadcast partnership with Eurosport 2 PDF 
The Arena Football League is pleased to announce a broadcasting partnership with Eurosport 2, part of the Eurosport Group, Europe’s leading sports channel. Eurosport 2 will be showing the NFL Network Arena Football Friday games on a tape delay. The AFL previously broadcasted on Eurosport 2 during the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
“Europe is a key market for the AFL in its interest to grow internationally, and this partnership allows the AFL to once again enter into European living rooms and sports bars,” Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz said. “I am pleased to team up with Eurosport 2, a dynamic channel available in 46 countries and this confirms the fact that there is an interest for the great game of Arena Football on a global basis. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with the Eurosport Group.”

The European broadcast schedule begins this week when the Chicago Rush visit the Tampa Bay Storm, and will continue all the way through ArenaBowl XXIII, scheduled to take place August 20. Eurosport 2 will also be airing the 2011 season in its entirety, culminating with ArenaBowl XXIV in August 2011. The games will be shown on the Saturday following the game in prime time Central European Time (CET); however, times and dates may vary. European fans should be sure to check with their television provider for the exact broadcast schedule.

The deal was negotiated by Stephen Smith, Principal at SCS Event & Sports Services, and Kurz, who was instrumental in all of the AFL's twenty-one (21) international games, the AFL's previous international training camps and the AFL's International Player Program. SCS Services is the AFL’s International Development Consulting Agency based in Frankfurt, Germany.

About Eurosport Group
The Eurosport Group is Europe's leading sports entertainment group. Eurosport, the n°1 pan-European TV channel, is broadcast in 20 languages reaching 120 million homes and 240 million viewers across 59 countries. Eurosport HD is the high definition simulcast of Eurosport. Eurosport 2, the new generation sports channel, broadcasts to 44 million households in 15 languages across 46 countries. Eurosport 2 HD was launched in August 2009. Eurosport Asia-Pacific reaches 14 countries in the region. Eurosportnews provides up-to-date sports TV news transmitted worldwide. Online, Eurosport has a network of dedicated sports websites in 10 different languages, including recently launched Eurosport Arabia reaching sports fans in the MENA region and award-nominated Eurosport is ranked as Europe's N°1 online sports destination and is visited by an average of 10 million unique users per month in 2010 (comScore)). Eurosport Mobile offers Live streaming, mobile sites and mobile applications in 9 languages providing LIVE sports news and results. Eurosport Events is the group's expert division in the organisation, management and promotion of international sporting events. For more information, please visit

About AFL
Since its inception in 1987, the AFL has afforded the fast-paced and exciting game of Arena Football to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. A recent deal with the NFL Network will broadcast an AFL National Game of the Week for the entire regular and post season on Friday nights at 8:00 pm EST, culminating with the ArenaBowl Championship Game in August.