August 01, 2006
Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend Goes Mobile Via Sprint
For the first time, Sprint customers can exclusively watch NFL Network's live coverage of Saturday's enshrinement ceremony
Dave Mellin, Sprint, 720-840-4788
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — 08/01/2006
For the first time, football fans can watch live television coverage of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's enshrinement weekend activities via Sprint's (NYSE: S) wireless service. NFL Network will air eight hours of live coverage of the enshrinement ceremony from Canton, Ohio, on Saturday, Aug. 5, as well as a two-hour NFL Total Access pre-ceremony show beginning at 11 a.m. ET, and a one-hour post-ceremony show.
Sprint customers will also be able to view NFL Network's comprehensive coverage of the enshrinement weekend festivities with more than 14 hours of programming beginning Thursday, Aug. 3. Coverage will be streamed live and exclusively to Sprint TV customers giving fans access to Hall of Fame programming when and where they want it on the Nationwide Sprint PCS Network.
Sprint, the industry leader in meeting consumer demand for mobility, is the NFL's official wireless telecommunication services sponsor. Sprint continues to add to an already comprehensive package of NFL information via its exclusive NFL Mobile application by providing multiple ways for fans to track the NFL throughout the season while on the go.
Below is a day-by-day look at NFL Network's 14 hours of 2006 Hall of Fame weekend coverage.
Thursday, Aug. 3
- 7 p.m. ET – 8 p.m. ET – NFL Total Access sets the scene in Canton for Hall of Fame weekend
- 3:30 p.m. ET - 4:30 p.m. ET – 2006 Hall of Fame Inductee Press Conferences
- 7:00 p.m. ET – 8 p.m. ET – NFL Total Access featuring coverage of the 2006 Hall of Fame dinner
- 11 a.m. ET —1 p.m. ET – NFL Total Access Pre-Ceremony Show
- 1 p.m. ET – 5 p.m. ET – 2006 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
- 5 p.m. ET – 6 p.m. ET – NFL Total Access Post-Ceremony Show
- 7 p.m. ET – 8 p.m. ET – NFL Total Access re-caps Hall of Fame ceremony
- 6 p.m. ET – 8 p.m. ET -- NFL Total Access Hall of Fame Game Pregame Show
- 11 p.m. ET – 12 a.m. ET-- NFL Total Access Hall of Fame Game Postgame Show
In addition, Sprint customers can watch each of NFL Network's three one-hour shows during Hall of Fame week highlighting the 2006 inductees. Each show is detailed below.
- In Their Own Words: "Class of 2006" (Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 9 p.m. ET): NFL Network provides a revealing look back at each member of the Hall of Fame class of 2006 featuring classic footage and interviews.
- NFL Total Access: Hall of Fame Roundtable (Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 9 p.m. ET): Hall of Fame players and coaches including Jim Brown, Dick Butkus, Bill Walsh and Roger Staubach discuss the career accomplishments of all six members of this year's Hall of Fame class.
- John Madden: My Road to Canton (Thursday, Aug. 3 at 9 p.m. ET): From his years on the Raiders sidelines to a legendary career in the broadcast booth, NFL Network profiles John Madden's long journey to the Hall of Fame.
On Sunday, NFL Total Access will air a two-hour Hall of Fame Game pre-game show live –that Sprint customers can watch on their phones – from Fawcett Stadium in Canton beginning at 6 p.m. ET. The show provides features and analysis to get fans ready for the Hall of Fame game between the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles. NFL Total Access also has a one-hour post-game show with highlights and interviews immediately following the game that Sprint customers can view live.
All video segments are produced by NFL Network and available via Sprint TV. For Sprint PCS Vision® and Sprint Power Vision (SM) subscribers, Sprint TV costs between $5.99-$9.99 depending on the package purchased and operates on the Nationwide Sprint PCS Network. For a full listing of devices and a complete listing of Sprint PCS Vision and Power Vision services, visit www.sprint.com.
About Sprint Sports Content
Sprint continually produces wireless data services that are first, better and unique - and the company's sports offerings are a distinct example of this leadership. Sprint's sponsorship of NASCAR's premier series, the NEXTEL Cup, and the National Football League yield compelling and exciting content for Sprint customers, such as:
NFL Mobile, which provides:
- Exclusive mobile access to NFL video and audio game highlights;
- A live stream of NFL Network and exclusive mobile access to NFL Films;
- Real-time Gamecenter, providing up-to-the-minute details for every player and every game.
A variety of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup mobile exclusives, including:
- NASCAR NEXTEL FanView, a next generation scanner and the industry's first at-track wireless device providing exclusive access to fans in the stands;
- NEXTEL FanScan, which provides in-car team communication during each NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series™ race via Sprint Nextel phones;
- Driver ringers, call tones, screen savers and telecards which enable fans to personalize their phones with content from their favorite NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of communications services bringing mobility to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering industry leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.