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Series Premiere of ‘The Rich Eisen Show’ to Air Today on DIRECTV and NFL Now

New Sports & Entertainment Talk Show Hosted by NFL Network’s Eisen to Premiere Today, October 6 at Noon (EDT)

Will Air on DIRECTV’s Audience Network, ROOT Sports Networks and Simulcast Digitally on NFL Now

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 – Premiering today at noon ET, The Rich Eisen Show, a new, three-hour (Noon to 3 p.m. ET), daily talk show featuring NFL Network’s Rich Eisen will air exclusively on DIRECTV’s Audience Network and be available digitally on NFL Now. (

Produced and owned by DIRECTV Original Content, the show will also debut on DIRECTV’s ROOT Sports-branded regional sports networks in Pittsburgh, Denver and Seattle.

Originating out of a newly designed studio from DIRECTV’s headquarters in Los Angeles, The Rich Eisen Show is a natural progression for the NFL Network host whose weekly podcast garnered 16 million downloads over its four-year run. In moving to a daily format, the new show allows Eisen to use his engaging blend of insightful football analysis with an offbeat mix of humor and pop culture, while continuing to attract the most recognizable names in sports and entertainment.

During the first week of the show, Eisen will talk with guests from the world of sports such as NFL Network analysts Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci, Michael Irvin and Saints Coach Sean Payton; Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen, 49ers CEO Jed York, MMQB writer Peter King and Dan Patrick, who will be the show’s initial guest. Additionally, many of the biggest names from film and television will be regular guests on the show and appear in studio, including actor/comedian Paul Rudd (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up); Vince Gilligan, Emmy Award-winning creator/writer of Breaking Bad; actor/comedian David Koechner (Anchorman); and actor David Boreanaz (BONES, FX).

In addition to Eisen, the show brings together executive producer Ted Mulkerin, a Peabody Award-winning writer who joins from ‘The Late Late Show’, Chris Law and Chris Brockman, both longtime contributors to Eisen’s podcast, and coordinating producer Drew Ohlmeyer, who spent 10 years with NFL Media as a producer and liaison to the 32 NFL Clubs prior to joining The Rich Eisen Show.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon Featured on ‘A Football Life’

‘Warren Moon: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, October 3 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network

“I wouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame without him.” – Cris Carter

“You had a guy that people said could not play quarterback in the NFL. And here he made the Hall of Fame.” – Lorenzo Romar

Warren Moon’s career is a living example of the adage great things come to those who wait. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback was told he could not play the position by Arizona State, had to play at the junior college level before leading the University of Washington to a Rose Bowl victory, and had to play six seasons in the Canadian Football League before making it to the NFL.

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NFL Network’s Week 4 ‘NFL Replay’ & ‘Sound FX’ Schedule

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Life of Late Redskins Safety Sean Taylor Profiled on NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’

‘Sean Taylor: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, September 26 at 9:00 PM ET

“God made certain people to play football. He was one of them.” – Joe Gibbs

“His first game in the NFL, he was the best player on the field.” – Chris Cooley

After 24 years of life, three-and-a-half NFL seasons and three collegiate seasons, Sean Taylor still lacks a clear image. Throughout his life, the late safety granted few interviews and did not allow many outside of his inner circle to see his true self. As a result, there were several misconceptions that many people held about the young man.

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NFL Network’s Week 3 ‘NFL Replay’ & ‘Sound FX’ Schedule

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NFL Network’s Original Series ‘Finding Giants’ Provides Inside Look Into Scouting & Building the New York Giants

Unscripted Reality Series Represents a New Line of Programming

First Episode Premieres Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00 PM ET

Before an NFL team can achieve success on the field, it is up to the hard work of the team’s scouts to scour the country to find the future players of the organization. For the first time ever, NFL Network – in association with NFL Films and Moondog Films – provides a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of professional scouts and follows the long process of what it takes to build a championship team.

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Chicago Bears Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall Featured on NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’

‘Brandon Marshall: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, September 19 at 9:00 PM ET

“I say football is my platform, not my purpose. How can I use my platform to fulfill my purpose? I want people to say that he fulfilled his purpose.” – Brandon Marshall

The journey of Chicago Bears Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall is one of the NFL’s great turnaround stories. During his first seasons in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins, the mercurial Marshall achieved immense on-field success, yet struggled with uncontrollable emotional outbursts and off-field issues. Yet through his diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, Marshall has been able to couple his success on the football field with a determination and passion to make an impact in his community.

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2014 Regular Season Kicks Off With NFL Now

NFL Now Live on Additional Platforms: NFL Mobile Phone & Tablet Applications, Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire TV, and Yahoo! Screen

New Original NFL Media Series, Finding Giants, & Undrafted Available in NFL Now

Peyton Manning Most Followed NFL Player & Cleveland Browns Most Watched Team in NFL Now during Preseason

NFL Now Delivers Fans Largest Digital Library of NFL Video and Customized Viewing Experience and Continues to Add Original Content

SEATTLE, WA: Hours from the official kickoff of the 2014 regular season, the National Football League made several announcements regarding its next generation video service, NFL Now. Joining broad distribution on mobile phones, tablets, connected devices and the desktop, NFL Now is now live on five new platforms: NFL Mobile phone and tablet applications, Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire Phone and Fire TV, and Yahoo! Screen. Additionally, the NFL announced that two new original unscripted series from NFL Media, Finding Giants, and Undrafted will be made available on NFL Now.

The announcements were made by the NFL’s Executive Vice President of Media, Brian Rolapp, who was joined by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Jonathan Kraft, President of the New England Patriots and Co-Chairman of the NFL’s Digital Media Committee at an event at CenturyLink Field in Seattle to celebrate NFL Now and the kickoff to the regular season. (View and download images from the NFL Now event in Seattle)

“Adding new distribution and original content to NFL Now continues our mission to provide our fans with access to NFL video wherever and whenever they want,” said Rolapp. “Since launching in early August, we’ve been encouraged by the number of downloads of NFL Now and the overall consumption patterns. I’m looking forward to the regular season when this service should really shine and become required viewing for NFL fans around the world.”

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NFL Media’s 2014 Fall Programming Lineup

Sunday ‘GameDay’ Programming – 5 Live Shows Offering More Than 15 Hours of Coverage

‘Thursday Night Football’ – 16-Game Schedule with CBS Kicks Off September 11 with Steelers-Ravens

‘Inside the NFL’ Comes to NFL Network – Re-Airs Wednesdays at 9:00 PM ET

NFL Now – Next Generation Video Service – Provides Personalized Content, Live Shows ‘NFL Fantasy Live’ & ‘The Rich Eisen Show’

Six Podcasts & Two Blogs Highlight’s Content Offerings

NFL Media – comprised of NFL Network,, NFL Films, NFL Mobile, NFL RedZone and NFL Now – is ready for the 2014 NFL regular season.

With expanded NFL Network programming, the launch of NFL Now, and comprehensive digital content provided by, NFL fans and viewers now have more ways to access the shows they love, and get the news and analysis they crave than ever before.

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‘NFL GameDay Live’ Added to NFL Network’s Sunday ‘GameDay’ Lineup

‘NFL GameDay Live’ Provides In-Progress Highlights, Analysis & Fantasy Updates of All 1:00 & 4:00 PM ET Games

‘NFL GameDay First,’ ‘NFL GameDay Morning,’ ‘NFL GameDay Highlights’ & ‘NFL GameDay Final’ Return

Every Sunday during the NFL season, NFL Network presents a comprehensive lineup of shows providing all of the news, analysis and highlights fans crave. With a talent roster that features four Pro Football Hall of Famers, 11 Super Bowl rings, four NFL MVPs, two Defensive Players of the Year and one Super Bowl MVP appearing on five shows providing more than 15 hours of live programming – including a new addition, NFL GameDay Live – NFL Network offers more coverage of Sunday’s games each week than ever before.

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