The shutdown of the government will prevent U.S. military personnel overseas from watching Sunday's NFL conference championship games.
The American Forces Network, which provides entertainment and command information to American military overseas and was scheduled to telecast the AFC and NFC title games, stopped broadcasting Saturday in Europe, Stars and Stripes reported.
The military newspaper displayed an image of a message provided by the network Saturday. It showed the AFN logo with the words: "Due to the government shutdown, AFN services are not available."