The big buzz event for August will be the 2016 Summer Games, and AFN will be bringing it to you mostly live. Be sure to keep an eye on @AFNtelevision and #SummerGamesAFN for special interviews and shout-outs on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on-air from US athletes during the games.
An AFN original social media product is coming up to help launch the new NFL and NCAA football season. Read up on Sports Talk with Willie & Jay.
College football season opens with California facing Hawaii at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia. The game will kick off at 4am CET, 5am AST, 6:30am AFG and 11am JKT on Saturday August 27th. This will be the first college football game in Sydney, and the first in Australia since 1987.
August 3rd — 21st
AFN will be bringing you a combined 600+ hours of the 2016 Summer Games this year which means up to 32 hours of daily coverage. The majority of the games will be on AFN|sports with the rest playing on AFN|sports 2 and AFN|prime Pacific. A daily replay of the primetime show will air at 10pm CET, on AFN|prime Atlantic. AFN will bring you a large majority of events live from NBC, NBC Sports, CNBC and USA. There will be some tape delays from NBC and MSNBC all originating from the US East coast feed.
For comprehensive & dynamic schedules, go to summergames.myafn.net and pick an event or a date for your timezone.
Sports Talk with Willie & Jay is a new Facebook Live event where the AFN sports programming team will “go live” and avail themselves to answering your questions regarding the upcoming sports season on AFN. The first session will be Thursday August 25th at 7pm CET, Friday August 26th 2am JKT. Willie and Jay will address the upcoming NFL and NCAA football seasons covering topics such as how they select live games and tape delay others. For College Ball they will answer how Ranking, Academy and rivalries factor into scheduling among other topics. So here is your chance to ask the how and why of AFN sports scheduling.
Keep an eye out for Sports Talk going live at strategic times during the year, mostly coinciding with the start of major sports seasons.
The Finest Hours — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Wednesday, August 3rd
In celebration of the Coast Guard’s 226th year, AFN|movie presents The Finest Hours – the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. On Feb. 18, 1952, a massive storm splits the SS Pendleton in two, trapping more than 30 sailors inside the tanker’s sinking stern. Engineer Ray Sybert bravely takes charge to organize a strategy for his fellow survivors. As word of the disaster reaches the Coast Guard in Chatham, Mass., Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff orders a daring rescue mission. Despite the ferocious weather, coxswain Bernie Webber takes three men on a lifeboat to try and save the crew against seemingly impossible odds. Stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, August 6th
In this next chapter of the epic Maze Runner saga, Thomas and his fellow Gladers are transported to a remote fortified outpost and find themselves in trouble after uncovering a diabolical plot from the mysterious and powerful organization WCKD. With help from a new ally, the Gladers stage a daring escape into the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles and crawling with the virus-infected Cranks. The Gladers only hope may be to find the Right Hand, a group of resistance fighters who can help them battle WCKD. Stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor and Patricia Clarkson.
The Perfect Guy — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, August 27th
With a fulfilling career and a loving relationship, lobbyist Leah Vaughn seems to have it all. Things come crashing down when Dave, her long-term boyfriend, questions her future plans for marriage and a family. The resulting breakup leaves Leah heartbroken, until she meets the charming and handsome Carter Duncan. Soon, the budding romance turns dangerous as Carter reveals his volatile nature, forcing Leah to turn the tables on the man she thought was Mr. Right. Stars Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut, Charles S. Dutton, Tess Harper, Kathryn Morris, Rutina Wesley and Holt McCallany.
Barbarians Rising (new)
AFN|prime 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, August 1st
Barbarians Rising tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from the perspective of the barbarian leaders who brought it down. The Roman Empire called them “barbarians” – tribes beyond the fringe of civilization that live a primitive, savage existence. But they are also some of the fiercest warriors in history – men and women who rose up to resist so that they might live free, or die. This four-part docudrama reveals the story of the 700-year battle for supremacy, a fight for freedom that would shape the world to come
Fear The Walking Dead (season 2 return)
AFN|spectrum 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, August 15th
Season 2 resumes with the episode 8 mid-season premiere. Madison, Strand, Nick and the rest return in a blaze of gory messiness. Will Daniel still be involved in the show, or did he really perish in that horrendous blaze? How will Chris and Travis’ dynamic change now that they’re out on their own? And what about Nicholas? Will he survive alone in this harsh wasteland, or has he made a fatal mistake?
The Strain (season 3)
AFN|spectrum LateNight 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, August 29th
Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC’s New York-based Canary Project, is called upon to investigate when an airplane lands with everybody on board dead. What his team discovers is a viral outbreak that has similarities to an ancient strain of vampirism. As the virus begins to spread, Goodweather works with his team and a group of the city’s residents to wage a war that could hold humanity’s fate in its hand.
CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Fabian Montgomery, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, Video Production: Rock Grant, Video Talent: Eric Gabriel, July 27 2016