BBC renews NFL rights deal

Live Super Bowl coverage included in one-year extension.

BBC renews NFL rights deal

UK public service broadcaster the BBC has renewed its rights deal with the National Football League (NFL) ahead of the new season.

The agreement will see the BBC show the season-ending Super Bowl LII live from Minneapolis, USA on 4th February 2018.

The rights package also includes exclusive live coverage of two of this year’s four NFL London Games between the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on 1st October, and the Minnesota Vikings against the Cleveland Browns at Twickenham Stadium on 29th October. The BBC will show highlights of the other two NFL games being played in London this year.    

The BBC will also air The NFL Show, a weekly preview programme, on its free-to-air BBC One channel, while NFL This Week will round up all the weekend’s action on Tuesdays on BBC Two. Both series will be available on the BBC iPlayer streaming service, and will be aired in various territories including Africa and Australia.

The 2017 NFL season kicks off on 8th September when reigning Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs.