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NFL finally returns to the BBC

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The BBC have announced a new two-year deal to show NFL games live on terrestrial television, following Channel 4's subsequent withdrawal from renewing their coverage.

New Deal

The new deal includes coverage of Super Bowl 50, the three "International Series" games at Wembley Stadium and a range of other regular and post-season games.

BBC Director of Sport Barbara Slater added that the "NFL has a growing fanbase in the UK and I'm delighted that the BBC can bring it free to air for our audience".


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Wembley Games

The growing interest in American Football in the UK has resulted in what NFL call the "International Series", which consists of numerous regular season games per-year being played at Wembley Stadium, the first of which was a game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants in October 2007. 

This season, the scheduled games will be the New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills @ Jacksonville Jaguars and the Detroit Lions @ Kansas City Chiefs.

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A weekly highlights show scheduled to be shown on BBC has also been arragned and will air from November, immediately after the live showing of the Lions v Chiefs game.

The BBC have not aired the Super Bowl since 2008, when the Giants beat the New England Patriots 17-14 at the Phoenix Stadium, Arizona.

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