The channel goes to air on 3 September, ahead of the 2020 NFL season.
Sky Sports is launching Sky Sports NFL – its first dedicated NFL channel – as part of a new five-year partnership between the broadcaster and league.
Sky Sports has broadcast live NFL coverage for 25 years but has never previously had an NFL channel. Sky Sports NFL will launch on 3 September, ahead of the 2020 season kick off on 10 September, when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Houston Texans.
The channel – channel 407 on the Sky platform – will offer ‘round-the-clock’ NFL coverage in the UK and Ireland, from the regular season through to the playoffs, with Super Bowl LV live from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on 7 February 2021.
Sky Sports NFL will provide:
• Minimum of five live games each week
• First-pick exclusive game on Sky Sports NFL in the 6pm and 9pm slot every Sunday
• Every Thursday Night, Sunday Night and Monday Night Football
• NFL RedZone
• Every minute of every playoff game, Pro Bowl and Super Bowl live
• Flagship programming from NFL Network, including the popular Good Morning Football and Total Access shows
• Award-winning documentaries and other content from NFL Films and NBC Sports
• Brand new weekly shows to review the action and discuss the stories of the league,
including original Sky Sports programming
• Increased coverage across Sky Sports News, Digital and Social platforms
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, said: “Sky Sports has been a fantastic broadcast partner for a quarter of a century. This new five-year agreement and the launch of a dedicated Sky Sports NFL channel will undoubtedly continue our rapid growth in the UK and Ireland.”
Stephen van Rooyen, chief executive officer, Sky UK & Europe, added: “We are proud of our quarter-century partnership with the NFL and are hugely excited about launching a dedicated channel which will be a first for the NFL with an international broadcaster. Sky Sports NFL will allow us to take our customers even closer to the sport.”