Sky Sports have announced a new deal with the American football that will see the broadcaster show this sport for the 20th consecutive season. The National Football League (NFL) is now entering into the 20th season, and Sky Sports will once again be part of the sport. Sky Sports will be covering the sport for three years from now. The new agreement will see Sky Sports increasing the number of live games to 60 matches per season. They will be shown to the UK customers for the next three seasons. These 60 matches includes the International Series games at the new Wembley Stadium later this year, the playoffs and the Super Bowl.
Sky Sports will be starting the coverage of the new season with the match against the Dallas Cowboys and the current champions of the Super Bowl, New York Giants. The broadcasting giant has also said that they will be able to broadcast the live coverage of the matches not only on television, but also on mobile and various other platforms. The presenter of the NFL coverage for Sky Sports, Keith Cardle has said that he is extremely delighted at the deal made with the broadcasting giant with the NFL.
“This new deal is great news for NFL fans in the UK – primetime coverage of two matches on Sunday evenings, RedZone, the International Series and Super Bowl all for the next three years. We start our new season with some great games – last season’s Super Bowl champions New York Giants at home to the Dallas Cowboys, then the Indianapolis Colts who include No1 draft pick Andrew Luck away to the Chicago Bears, and on the following Thursday we get our first look at the St Louis Rams, who will be coming over to the UK for the International Series in October,” said Cardle.