American Football International, AFI, and the Danish American Football Federation, DAFF, (Dansk Amerikansk Fodbold Forbund) have signed an agreement for the exclusive digital distribution of all Danish National League games on AFI.tv to a global audience outside of Denmark through to the end of 2020..
John McKeon, founder and CEO of AFI:
“We are fortunate to partner with the DAFF and excited to showcase Danish American football to our global audience. Due to the shortage of elite American football activity across the globe, the spotlight will be on Denmark’s National League this season.”
Through this agreement, which is for the 2020 season, AFI on its own distribution platform, will handle the distribution and marketing of live broadcasts outside of Denmark as well as the game commentary in either Danish or English.
Lars Carlsen, General Manager of DAFF:
“It is amazing that we finally can play American football and get the season going here in Denmark – it has been way too long a wait. We are very happy to have made a deal with AFI to stream our NL games live. It is a great opportunity for Danish American football to showcase our league to an international audience.”
Clubs and Schedule
Five teams will compete in the DAFF’s top league, the National League – the Søllerød Gold Diggers, AaB 89ers, Copenhagen Towers, defending champion Triangle Razorbacks and the Aarhus Tigers.
Each team will play four games, two home and two away and one team will be eliminated from post season play.
The semifinals will be held on the weekend of September 19/20 and the Danish final – the Mermaid Bowl – is scheduled for October 3.
The Søllerød Gold Diggers will host the AaB 89ers to open the season at Rundforbi Stadion.
|Aug. 08||3 pm||Søllerød Gold Diggers||AaB 89ers||Rundforbi Stadion|
|Aug. 14||7 pm||Copenhagen Towers||Søllerød Gold Diggers||Gentofte Stadion|
|Aug. 16||2 pm||Aarhus Tigers||Triangle Razorbacks||Bøgeskov Idrætsanlæg|
|Aug. 22||2 pm||AaB 89ers||Aarhus Tigers||AaB's anlaeg|
|Aug. 22||3 pm||Triangle Razorbacks||Copenhagen Towers||Vejle Atletik Stadion|
|Aug. 29||2 pm||Søllerød Gold Diggers||Aarhus Tigers||Rundforbi Stadion|
|Aug. 30||2 pm||AaB 89ers||Triangle Razorbacks||AaB's anlaeg|
|Sept. 05||2 pm||Copenhagen Towers||AaB 89ers||Gentofte Stadion|
|Sept. 06||2 pm||Triangle Razorbacks||Søllerød Gold Diggers||Vejle Atletik Stadion|
|Sept. 12||2 pm||Aarhus Tigers||Copenhagen Towers||Bøgeskov Idrætsanlæg|