he Tremendous Bowl will transfer from the BBC to ITV after the broadcaster signed a three-year take care of the Nationwide Soccer League (NFL).
The BBC has been the UK house of the game and its high-profile annual playoff closing since 2015, earlier than which Channel 4 had the printed rights.
The partnership marks the NFL’s return to ITV for the primary time for the reason that community aired the final of its three consecutive Tremendous Bowls in 2007.
That is one other vital milestone for the NFL on this nation
ITV protection will start on Friday September 9 with the primary in a sequence of hour-long weekly reveals, airing at 11.30pm.
Presenter Laura Woods will host alongside two-time Tremendous Bowl winner Osi Umenyiora and former participant Jason Bell.
ITV will air the season finale, Tremendous Bowl LVII, reside from Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday February 12, in addition to two of the season’s three London video games.
The climax of the NFL season, the Tremendous Bowl can also be recognized for its halftime reveals that includes a few of music’s largest stars, with current acts together with The Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake.
Niall Sloane, ITV director of sport, mentioned: “This deal will convey to ITV viewers the easiest of the NFL every week in our highlights reveals all through the season in addition to key reside video games.
“We’re delighted to have the ability to supply viewers, free to air, throughout our channels in addition to the ITV Hub, the distinctive spectacle and motion the NFL brings.”
Henry Hodgson, managing director of NFL UK, added: “That is one other vital milestone for the NFL on this nation.
“We have now loved seven implausible years of NFL protection on BBC TV and the time is true to reap the benefits of the alternatives provided by a brand new partnership with ITV.
“If you take a look at the event of the NFL within the UK lately – with momentum behind fan progress, extra London video games, profitable British gamers within the NFL, the launch of an academy and a charitable basis – this announcement is one other signal of our ambition to develop and develop the game within the UK.”
Woods mentioned: “I’ve been a fan of the NFL for a few years, so, with the brand new season simply weeks away, I’m thrilled to be a part of the group that can convey ITV viewers its greatest motion and largest tales every week.”
ITV’s NFL programming may also be broadcast on STV in Scotland and Virgin Media in Eire.