ITV the new home of free-to-air NFL coverage in the UK

Posted on Wednesday 17th August 2022 by Johnnie Larkin

ITV and the NFL have announced a three-year partnership.

Along with a weekly Friday night show, ITV will broadcast Super Bowl LVII, live from Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday February 12, as well as two of the season’s three London Games.

The New York Giants will face the Green Bay Packers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday October 9, kicking off at 2.30pm UK time, before the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Denver Broncos at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, October 30, kicking off at 1.30pm UK time.

Laura Woods will be joined by award-winning analysts Osi Umenyiora, a two-time Super Bowl winner, and Jason Bell.

“I’ve been a fan of the NFL for many years, so, with the new season just weeks away, I’m thrilled to be part of the team that will bring ITV viewers its best action and biggest stories each week,” said Laura.

Henry Hodgson, Managing Director, NFL UK, added: “We have enjoyed seven fantastic years of NFL coverage on BBC TV and the time is right to take advantage of the opportunities offered by a new partnership with ITV.”

ITV’s new weekly hour-long show will also be repeated at 8.30am on Saturdays on ITV4 and will be available on ITV Hub.

ITV’s NFL programming will also be broadcast on STV in Scotland and Virgin Media in Ireland, while all programming will be available on demand on ITV Hub, ITV Hub+, STV Player and VM Player.

Channel 5 will continue to air the Monday Night Football, while Sky Sports shows two games on a Sunday, the Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football.