This from the National Football League, NFL Films and Travel Channel. The NFL is partnering with Travel Channel to produce a new show looking at the Cleveland Browns traveling to various game sites throughout the season.
The show, “NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns” will premiere on Travel Channel on Tuesday, December 4 at 10 p.m. ET and PT.
NFL Films is producing the program for Travel Channel in association with RIVR Media.
The series will show the preparation of the team traveling to various game sites in New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Denver, Dallas and Oakland plus ensuring all the team gets to and from each site on time. It will also show how the team manages to get meals for the entire team prepared at each site.
We have the official press release below.
TRAVEL CHANNEL PARTNERS WITH NFL FILMS AND RIVR MEDIA ON ORIGINAL SERIES, “NFL ROAD TESTED: THE CLEVELAND BROWNS,” PREMIERING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
Series to Provide Unprecedented Behind-the-Scenes Look into an NFL Team During the 2012 Season
CHEVY CHASE, MD (November 5, 2012) – Travel Channel has partnered with NFL Films and RIVR Media on a new series that pulls back the curtain on the current 2012 season of the Cleveland Browns in “NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns,” premiering on Tuesday, December 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
NFL Films will provide unprecedented access to Travel Channel to unveil never-before-seen footage of what it takes to travel an entire professional football team from city to city, game to game, during the regular season. Every road trip requires a massive amount of coordination to haul the 150-person squad 20,000 miles a season. From feeding an entire team, to clothing and housing them, to how a stadium prepares and deals with more than 70,000 rabid fans, Travel Channel’s cameras are there to capture this massive undertaking.
In addition, viewers will see how the Cleveland Browns prepare each week through the eyes of the players and team management, including new owner Jimmy Haslam. They can expect to learn more about the history behind deeply-rooted team rivalries and other notable insights not typically covered in game-coverage news. Episodes will focus around the weeks leading up to games played against the New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers. The announcement was jointly made today by Andy Singer, General Manager, Travel Channel, and Howard Katz, Chief Operating Officer, NFL Films.
“This series is a first-of-its-kind program providing an exclusive pass to NFL fans during the season. This is an emotionally-charged world. Now, viewers will get a never-before-seen opportunity to see what it’s like for players to live on the road, often away from their families. We’ll hear from the players themselves, coaches and scores of support staff in multiple cities,” said Singer. “Working with the Emmy award-winning storytellers from NFL Films, ‘NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns’ will take viewers beyond the gridiron and inside the action that happens between games as the storied franchise attempts to return to football greatness.”
“We look forward to working with Travel Channel to bring fans a behind-the-scenes look at the logistical preparations leading into each week’s game,” said Katz.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in such an exciting and unique endeavor,” said Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. “This show will offer viewers a great perspective of the inner-workings of an NFL team and what it takes to support a team. With Travel Channel working alongside NFL Films and RIVR Media, we expect that this will be first-class production. We are excited about what this will mean to Northeast Ohio, the Browns and our fans.”
“NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns” is co-produced by NFL Films and RIVR Media for Travel Channel. For NFL Films, the executive producers are Pat Kelleher and Ross Ketover. For RIVR Media, the executive producers are Rob Lundgren and Lori Stryer, and supervising producer is J.W. Johnson. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Brian Leonard.
Interesting stuff and I’ll be sure to watch this.