UFL pay Versus to take its first season of US football

Versus, the American national sports network, has announced that it will broadcast the inaugaral United Football League (UFL) season, which begins in October 2009.  It is thought that the UFL will pay Versus at least US$2 million to air the weekly live games, including the games scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend.

Versus, the American national sports network, has announced that it will broadcast the inaugural United Football League (UFL) season, which begins in October 2009.  It is thought that the UFL will pay Versus at least US$2 million to air the weekly live games, including the games scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend.

The UFL is a new professional outdoor football league set up by former National Football League executives, which will host teams in cities across America, such as Las Vegas, New York and Orlando.

Marc Fein, Versus executive vice president of programming said: “We are excited to be the television home of the UFL in its “Premiere” season,” said Marc Fein, Executive Vice President of Programming, Production and Business Operations for VERSUS. “The UFL has put together a great management team and sound plan and we are looking forward to the opportunity to expose these games to a national audience each week.”