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WPIX Inks Deal to Air Giants Thursday Night Football in September

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.

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Jets Travel to WPIX for Mile High City Appearance Thursday

The Jets will be playing their second straight national TV game when they visit the Broncos in Denver on the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football.

For the dwindling viewers without cable or satellite, WPIX/Channel 11 is the over-the-air option for Jets fans.

The 8 p.m. game features NFL Network announcers Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock.

Ahead of the broadcast, WPIX offers unique programming–a 60-minute pre-game show, PIX11: Countdown to Kick-Off.

WPIX, short on a sports staff, has reporter Mario Diaz joining former Jets linebacker Chad Cascadden from the Channel 11 studios. Dyrol Joyner will be live from Denver. The pre-game show also includes Monica Morales with Fireman Ed and Jet faithful at Bowlmore Lanes in Times Square.

Additionally, the audience is invited to live tweet during the special using #PIX11Pregame for a chance to have the tweet posted on air.

Post-game reaction will take place during a late edition of PIX News at Ten with Jodi Applegate.