NFL Network’s Daily Show of Record Gets New Look for 2011 Season with Updated Graphics, Segments & New Voices
New Look NFLTA Adds “Home Cams” for Analysts to Pair with “Team Cams” at All 32 Club Facilities
As NFL Network’s first studio show to launch on November 4, 2003, NFL Total Access established itself as the most comprehensive source of daily NFL news and information.
|Kara Henderson and Andrew Siciliano bring viewers the latest headlines on NFL Total Access’ interactive touch screen (credit: Gary Vasquez/NFL.com)|
This season, the one-hour show airing Monday – Saturday at 7:00 PM ET, gets a new look and feel with two co-hosts, more analyst contributions, both in-studio and on remote, and reporters weighing in from around the country. Monday through Thursday, the team of Kara Henderson and Andrew Siciliano cover all the news, press conferences and interviews from practices around the league, while Friday and Saturday, Scott Hanson and Lindsay Soto get viewers ready for Sunday’s matchups with final injury reports and analyst picks.
This season on NFL Total Access viewers can expect to see and hear more from NFL Network analysts including Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Sterling Sharpe, Mike Mayock, Steve Mariucci, Kurt Warner, Brian Billick, Charles Davis, Heath Evans and Rodney Harrison. Whether in-studio or via remote from newly installed “home cameras,” NFL Total Access analysts go one-on-one with each other for more opinions and debates on the leagues’ hottest topics.
Reporters and insiders including Jason La Canfora, Albert Breer, Steve Wyche, Michael Lombardi and new addition Steve Cyphers will continue to contribute stories and updates from across the league.
Social media continues to play an important role in the show’s pace and direction as viewers have the ability to weigh in on ‘instant debates’ between NFL Network analysts via text, voting on who had the best argument. Additionally, fans are encouraged to share their thoughts with show hosts via Facebook and Twitter, with select comments being read live on-air.
“The growth of NFL news has been the driving force in NFL Network’s evolution over the last eight years and what NFL Total Access was built upon,” said NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger. “From the network’s debut in 2003, innovation has played a central role what we do. Our focus on technology and social media looks to create interaction between our in-studio personalities and fans like never before, while continuing to provide the ‘total access’ into the NFL that fans crave.”
During Monday’s show, Sanders and Davis went toe-to-toe on a variety of topics including Peyton Manning being the most important player in the NFL, if Carolina’s success lies on the shoulder of Cam Newton and who needs the win more in the Week 1 matchup between AFC North rivals Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Reporter Steve Wyche provided insight on the significance of Manning to the Colts and Indy’s history of backup quarterbacks. Green Bay’s Charles Woodson became the first team cam guest on the new-look NFLTA from Packers Cam.
In addition to the new faces in-studio, NFL Total Access debuted new technology, utilizing an interactive touch screen panel to highlight the latest headlines collecting hits on NFL.com and other NFL websites, as well as new graphics and music that complement the new fast-paced, interactive show format.
|(L-R): Charles Davis and Kara Henderson chat with Deion Sanders during ‘instant debate’ segment on Monday’s NFL Total Access (credit: Gary Vasquez/NFL.com)|
In his first role with NFL Network, Siciliano brings 16 years of broadcasting experience, both in television and radio to NFL Total Access. Prior to NFL Network, he was the host of Fox Sports Net’s Final Score on Fox Sports Net, as well as holding radio hosting gigs for Fox Sports Radio and ESPN 710 Los Angeles. In addition to NFL Network, Siciliano continues his duties with DirecTV, as host of the Red Zone Channel on NFL Sunday Ticket.
“It’s an honor to join such an experienced and respected team of analysts, hosts and reporters here at NFL Network and NFL.com,” said Siciliano. “Over the years, NFL Network and its production team have established NFL Total Access as a trusted source of NFL news by viewers, team personnel and players. I’m excited for the opportunity to work with Kara and the rest of the NFLTA production team this season and beyond.”
As one of the first on-air personalities to join NFL Network, Henderson has covered NFL games and various league events since 2003. From the anchor desk to feature interviews and field reports, Henderson’s multi-dimensional ability as a sportscaster has made her a valuable asset to NFL Network’s production team and has equally established her as a respected journalist among players and front office personnel.
To view segments from Monday’s show please click on the following:
The Great Debate
The most important player in the NFL, Cam the savior, and Steelers or Ravens in Week 1? Deion Sanders and Charles Davis debate
Boom or bust?
Charles Davis and Deion Sanders debate who will make the biggest impact for the Pats this year, WR Chad Ochocinco or DT Albert Haynesworth
Interview with Packers CB Charles Woodson
Get the latest on the defending NFL champions from cornerback Charles Woodson, including this year’s team philosophy on Packers Cam.
Peyton Manning has started every game for the Colts since 1998, but his backups have never been particularly strong. Can Kerry Collins pick up the slack? Steve Wyche reports.
NFL Total Access remains a cornerstone of NFL Network’s fall programming lineup, airing Monday – Saturday at 7:00 PM ET. Additionally, weekday shows returning for the 2011 season include:
· Around the League LIVE (Monday at 1:00 PM ET; Tuesday – Friday at 5:00 PM ET)
· Up to the Minute (Mondays at 6:00 PM ET)
· The Coaches Show (Mondays at 6:30 PM ET)
· NFL Replay (Tuesdays at 8:00 and 9:30 PM ET; Wednesdays at 8:00 PM ET)
· Playbook (Thursday and Friday at 8:00 PM ET)
· Sound FX (Wednesday at 9:30 PM ET).
New to the Fall 2011 programming grid are:
· NFL Fantasy LIVE (Tuesday – Friday at 2:00 PM ET)
· No Huddle (Wednesdays at 10:00 PM ET)
· The Rich Eisen Podcast (Thursdays at 4:30 PM ET)
· A Football Life (Thursdays at 10:00 PM ET)
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