The Super Bowl will be shown live on STV after the National Football League agreed a new three-year broadcast deal with ITV.
The NFL is moving from BBC, with live games and highlights shows to be broadcast to bring fans the best of the action from the biggest games.
Sports Presenter of the Year Laura Woods will be joining award-winning analysts Osi Umenyiora, a two-time Super Bowl winner, and Jason Bell when coverage begins on Friday September 9 with the first in a series of hour-long weekly shows, airing at 11.30pm.
The 2022 NFL season kicks off the previous night when defending champions Los Angeles Rams take on the Buffalo Bills.
Super Bowl LVII will be broadcast live from Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday February 12, aand two of the season’s three matches in London will also be screened.
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 said: “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.”
“We have seen the NFL grow to a level I could never have imagined from when I played here for the Giants in 2007,” said Umenyiora. “This new partnership can see us bringing the sport to an even broader audience. We have felt so embraced by British fans and we are excited that they will be able to watch us on ITV.”
Bell added: “I can’t believe the growth of the NFL, not only in the UK but globally, and I’m so grateful to be at the forefront of that. I can’t wait to expand the NFL audience with the new team at ITV. Osi and I are excited to be working with Laura and I know that our passion and energy will be exactly what existing NFL followers expect from us, as well as opening the eyes of new fans.”
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