In 1994, FOX Sports premiered FOX NFL SUNDAY, which quickly established itself as America’s No. 1 NFL pregame show, a perch it has enjoyed for 21 consecutive years. In 2013, in conjunction with the launch of FOX Sports 1, FOX NFL KICKOFF debuted as FOX NFL SUNDAY’s cable-complement, delivering an additional hour of entertaining and informative National Football League news, opinion and analysis to better help fans prepare for the game action to come. Now, after two seasons on FOX Sports 1, FOX NFL KICKOFF jumps to FOX broadcast network beginning Sunday, Sept. 13 (11:00 AM ET), immediately preceding FOX NFL SUNDAY.
"With interest and demand for NFL programming at an all-time high among both consumers and advertisers, the time is right to move FOX NFL KICKOFF to the network, making it more widely available than before," said Bill Wanger, FOX Sports’ Executive Vice President Programming, Research and Content Strategy. "Partnering FOX NFL KICKOFF with the incomparable FOX NFL SUNDAY certainly enhances our coverage and provides football fans with an additional offering that makes FOX their pregame destination at an even earlier time."
Utilizing a format that includes analysis and insights from an expert panel of former NFL personnel, FOX NFL KICKOFF features interviews with NFL newsmakers, live reports from NFL on FOX game venues, breaking news and updates from a team of in-the- know on-air. The show’s host and panel are to be announced in coming weeks, and FOX NFL SUNDAY analysts are also scheduled to appear on FOX NFL KICKOFF throughout the season.