'NFL Turning Point' set to air on Versus - NBC Sports

'NFL Turning Point' set to air on Versus
NBC, NFL Films partnering to present an in-depth analysis of the crucial moment from each week's NFL game
August 22, 2011, 2:08 pm

Every game has a turning point, and NFL Films and the NBC Sports Group are partnering to cover that crucial moment in a more in-depth way than ever before by launching a new one-hour program, "NFL Turning Point," that will air weekly on VERSUS during the regular season.

It is the first NFL program ever to air on VERSUS, which will be re-named the NBC Sports Network on Jan. 2.

Each week, NFL Films will cover two games in its traditional behind-the-scenes, award-winning style. The crucial moment in each game will be examined in-depth and from all angles using NFL Films' cinematography, sideline and on-field audio as well as postgame access to players and coaches.

"Showcasing the sounds and images of the game, from the smallest detail to the big picture has been our strength for nearly 50 years," said NFL Films President Steve Sabol. "We are thrilled to get an opportunity to produce that type of show with a new partner in VERSUS."

The new program debuts Thursday, Sept. 15, at 10 p.m. ET/PT and airs a new episode at that time every week through Nov. 3. Beginning Nov. 10, when Thursday night NFL games begin on NFL Network, new episodes of "NFL Turning Point" will air at midnight.

"'NFL Turning Point' is symbolic of the high-quality, relevant programming viewers will see more of on our national, all-sports cable platform," said Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Sports Group. "It unites two of sports' premier storytellers in NBC Sports and NFL Films to bring viewers a new perspective on the game."

"NFL Turning Point" will often include games featuring teams that are playing against each other the upcoming week on NBC's Sunday Night Football.

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