Sky Sports to broadcast NFL games in new deal

Sky Sports has won the rights to the ‘Monday Night Football’ as part of a new five-year agreement for live American Football from the NFL.

From 2015, hoteliers and their guests will be able to watch over 80 live fixtures a season, including up to five games each week of the regular season, the playoffs and Super Bowl.

Sky Sports’ coverage will also include all matches from the NFL’s International Series as teams travel to the UK for regular season match ups, which has seen sell out games at Wembley since 2007.

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The new deal – the 23nd live rights agreement announced by Sky Sports this year – offers guests:

Monday Night Football: More regular season matches than before including Thursday and Saturday nights, Sunday double-headers and Monday Night Football.

International Series: Live coverage of every match as American football continues to bring regular season games overseas including match ups at Wembley.

Super Bowl: Every playoff fixture live as the NFL season reaches the dramatic knockout stages, including the hugely anticipated Super Bowl and Pro Bowl.

NFL RedZone: All the drama and scores from around the NFL each Sunday of the regular season from RedZone, available via the red button.

Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis said: “We’re delighted to be awarded the rights to Monday Night Football as part of this fantastic new deal for even more live American Football. The agreement means Sky Sports viewers can enjoy all the drama, excitement and unpredictability from the NFL until at least 2019. Our partnership with the NFL spans two decades and we look forward to helping the sport continue its huge growth in popularity in the UK and Ireland for years to come.”




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