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Fox to broadcast Super Bowl live in Europe

Fox to broadcast Super Bowl live in Europe
Fox International Channels plans a live broadcast in Europe of the upcoming Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos' star is quarterback Peyton Manning, seen loosening up before the AFC Championship NFL playoff football game against New England Patriots in Denver last Sunday. (Jack Dempsey / Associated Press)

Will they be chanting "Omaha, Omaha" in Nicosia?

Fox International Channels plans to air Super Bowl XLVIII, between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, live on its Fox Sports and Fox television channels in the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Cyprus.

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This year marks the first time that Fox will present a live broadcast of the Super Bowl in Europe with its U.S. feed, featuring play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and former NFL quarterback and sports analyst Troy Aikman. Bruno Mars is the headliner for the halftime show, which also includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The NFL championship game, which is scheduled for Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., is expected to be a hard-fought contest.

The AFC Champion Broncos, led by quarterback Peyton Manning, have the No. 1 offense in the NFL, while the NFC Champion Seahawks boast the league's No. 1 defense.

Manning has touched off a media sensation by frequently barking the word "Omaha" from the line of scrimmage to signal an audible call.

About 12 million households in Europe have access to the Fox-branded channels, the company said in a statement. However, the game's kickoff time is set for shortly after midnight in Europe, which means the action will unfold during the wee hours of that Monday morning.

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