Fox to broadcast Super Bowl live in Europe

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.

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.

ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll

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.


Legendary lawyer and agent Ed Hookstratten dies at 83

Arnold Schwarzenegger takes swings in Bud Light Super Bowl ad

NBC 'confident' with Russian security measures for Sochi Olympics

Twitter: @MegJamesLAT


ON LOCATION: People and places behind what's onscreen

PHOTOS: Biggest box office flops of 2013

PHOTOS: Celebrity production companies


Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World