The New “Madden” TV Show

28 Sep, 2015

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Having essentially conquered the television landscape, the NFL is now looking to extend its reach into the burgeoning world of video game streaming with its own show on the popular “Madden NFL” franchise.

Entitled “EA Sports Madden NFL Live,” the weekly show will cover news on “Madden NFL 16,” updates on player rankings, highlights of the previous week’s games as told through the Madden engine, and even plays of the week made by “Madden” players across the platform.

The program should provide some great perspectives from a pro football player’s perspective, as well as a gamer’s perspective. The show will provide analysis from former running back Maurice Jones-Drew and pro “Madden” player Scott Cole.

Interestingly, the show will be available to watch on two different platforms. In addition to airing on, “EA Sports Madden NFL Live” will also air on the live game-streaming service Twitch. While Twitch is mostly known for live-streaming video game competitions, e-sports is quickly becoming more mainstream within sports entertainment, so it’s not entirely surprising to see the NFL exploring video games as a possible avenue to attract more people to its sport.

Per Variety:

“This series will cater to the cross-section of two extremely passionate communities – NFL fans and gamers,” 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.”

“EA Sports Madden NFL Live” airs concurrently on Twitch and on Fridays at 12 pm ET and reruns are shown on the NFL Network at 4 pm ET. In all, this show just gives us more reasons to use the fan cave on Fridays and it may provide you that extra edge you need when you invite your friends over for some “Madden” while homegating on Sunday.

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