Ion, NFL Films kick off game of week hour


NEW YORK -- Ion reached a deal with NFL Films to put the documentary unit's "NFL Game of the Week" on the network beginning Saturday.

"NFL Game of the Week" is NFL Films' one-hour deep dive into a selected game with film that is specially shot for the telecast, including new angles and microphones that catch the action on the field.

Ion's first telecast is the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game that aired Sunday night. "NFL Game of the Week" is narrated by NFL Films president Steve Sabol. The show has been on the air in syndication since 1965.

It's one of two programs announced Monday between NFL Films and Ion. "Stories of the NFL," an original series, will take an hourlong look at some NFL players. The 20 episodes will appear on Ion starting in February.