New Digital Series Brings the Latest Madden NFL News and Highlights to Fans
EA SPORTS Madden NFL Live to Air on NFL.com and Twitch
September 25, 2015 – NFL Media and Twitch announced today they are teaming up with EA SPORTS™ to deliver a brand-new weekly digital series to the world of Madden NFL fans. EA SPORTS Madden NFL LIVE will air weekly on NFL.com (desktop and mobile web) and Twitch (twitch.tv/NFL) every Friday at 12:00pm ET, starting today. Fans also can catch re-airs of the show on NFL Network every Friday at 4:00pm ET. Segments from EA Sports Madden NFL LIVE will also be available on demand on NFL.com, NFL Mobile and Twitch.
Produced by NFL Media, EA SPORTS Madden NFL LIVE will be the premier destination to get the latest news on all things related to the Madden NFL franchise, including the latest in-game content for Madden Ultimate Team™, tips and tricks for how to up your game, user plays of the week, player ratings updates and more. The series will also mix in recaps of the previous week’s NFL action through the lens of Madden NFL 16, as well as previews of the biggest games on the slate for the coming weekend.
EA SPORTS Madden NFL LIVE will be hosted by NFL Media host and all-around Madden NFL-obsessive Adam Rank, as well as former Pro Bowl running back and self-professed Madden NFL fanatic Maurice Jones-Drew. They will also be joined by Scott “Coltrane” Cole, one of Twitch’s most popular sports video game broadcasters and a top-ranked Madden competitive gamer with a large Twitter following, who will provide analysis and expert commentary on all things Madden NFL. Each week, a guest – either a current/former NFL player or celebrity – who is an avid Madden NFL player will join.
“This series will cater to the cross section of two extremely passionate communities, NFL fans and gamers and I look forward to talking Madden NFL with them on a weekly basis,” said Jones-Drew. “I’ve been a huge fan of Madden NFL for years and I know how popular the game is with NFL players, fans and gamers around the world.”
“With the growing appeal of live video game content and our community’s love of the Madden NFL franchise, we wanted to find a fun and creative way to tie everything together with the two most relevant and iconic brands,” said John Imah, Twitch’s Executive Producer for EA SPORTS Madden NFL LIVE. “Given the NFL and EA’s deep bench of knowledge in the football and gaming space, they are the perfect partners to put EA SPORTS Madden NFL LIVE on the map.”
Madden NFL 16 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and is available now for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and PlayStation®3 entertainment system. To learn more about Madden NFL 16, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl.
All player participation has been facilitated by NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).
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ABOUT NFL MEDIA
NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.
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Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.
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NFL content has never been more popular across the media landscape. According to the Nielsen Company, the 2014 NFL regular season reached 202.3 million unique viewers, representing 80 percent of all television homes and 68 percent of potential viewers in the U.S. NFL games accounted for the top 20 and 45 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in 2014.