The BBC has struck a two-year deal with America’s NFL to show all three International Series games at Wembley, as well as the league’s world-famous showpiece event, the Super Bowl.
The new deal also includes a weekly highlights show on BBC Two and online which will run from the final Wembley game at the start of November until the climax of the season in February.
This season’s Wembley clash between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins (4 October) and the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Buffalo Bills (25 October) will be live and exclusive on BBC Two.
Plus the Detroit Lions against the Kansas City Chiefs (1 November) will be available on the Red Button and BBC Sport website, with highlights on BBC Two.
The NFL celebrates its 50th Super Bowl next year and will be shown live on BBC TV, Radio and Online.
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, says: “NFL has a growing fan base in the UK and I’m delighted that the BBC can bring it free-to-air for our audience. We look forward to delivering all the best action and drama of American Football for the next two years on BBC TV, Radio and Online at the BBC Sport website.”
Alistair Kirkwood, Managing Director of NFLUK, says: “We are very pleased and excited to be back on the BBC. As we look to expand our reach and create new fans, the BBC’s free-to-air and digital platforms offer us a fantastic opportunity for further growth of our sport.
“The range of programming will offer an entry point for new fans as well as providing great content for existing NFL fans.”