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Discovery, NFL team up for two-part special

U.S. net Discovery Channel is teaming up with the National Football League for NFL in Season, a two-part unscripted special from the producers of Hard Knocks.
September 20, 2013

U.S. net Discovery Channel is teaming up with the National Football League for NFL in Season, a two-part unscripted special from the producers of Hard Knocks.

The two-part, fly-on-the-wall special will see the network going on the road with the NFL as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars prepare for two regular season games in London, England.

This year marks the first time two regular-season games will be played in the UK, as part of the NFL International Series. NFL in Season – Steelers vs. Vikings premieres October 4 at 10 p.m. EST, while NFL in Season – 49ers vs. Jaguars airs November 1 at 10 p.m. EST.

The special is an NFL Films Production, and the EPs for the prodco are Howard Katz, Pat Kelleher and Ross Ketover. The exec producers for Discovery Channel are Christo Doyle and Matthew Kelly.

“We’re thrilled to work with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Discovery to create a compelling two-part special that showcases the unique storylines leading up to the NFL International Series,” said Ketover.

“As the NFL takes this historic step in our international development with two games in London, we are excited to give fans back in the U.S. a behind-the-scenes look at these games.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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