List of current National Football League broadcasters
This is a list of current (entering the 2018 season) NFL broadcasters, including those for each individual team as well as those that have national rights. Unlike the other three major professional sports leagues in the U.S. (Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL), all regular-season and post-season games are shown on American television on one of five national networks. Pre-season games are still televised by regional/local broadcasters which selected preseason games will be simulcast on NFL Network.
- 1 Background
- 2 Regional broadcasters
- 3 National broadcasters
- 4 International broadcasters
- 5 See also
- 6 References
All regular-season and postseason games are shown in the U.S. on one of five national networks: the broadcast networks of CBS, Fox, or NBC; or the cable channels ESPN or NFL Network. The league does not, in general, have an anti-siphoning rule for regular season games, and such games can be (and are) carried on both the cable outlet and the local affiliate. Since 2018, selected regular season games airing on NFL Network are also simulcast on Fox. For those regular season games aired exclusively on NFL Network or ESPN, they are also simulcast on a local broadcast station in each of the home markets of the two participating teams (determined by a bidding process). ESPN also airs one postseason game that is also simulcast on their sister national broadcast network ABC; all other postseason games air televised on either CBS, Fox, or NBC. As part of the Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961, the U.S government granted the NFL permission to sell the rights to all regular season and postseason games to the national networks, as an exemption to antitrust laws.
Most preseason games, except a few contests such as the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, are not televised by the national networks, and the league leaves television rights for those contests up to the individual teams. Most teams produce the games, either themselves or with help from the networks, and set up small syndication networks to carry games throughout the league-designated primary and secondary markets each team serves. The stations that win bidding to locally broadcast cable games are not necessarily the same as the ones who broadcast preseason contests, as the bidding processes are separate; this list is of the preseason broadcasters. In the event that a preseason game does not sell out, the local rightsholder must delay the broadcast a minimum of 24 hours (this rule, along with the rest of the league's blackout policies, was suspended for the 2015 season). NFL Network sometimes simulcasts select preseason games using the feeds of the local broadcast crews. In these cases, the NFL does impose an anti-siphoning rule and does not carry a live game in a particular market if a local station is broadcasting the same game.
On radio, all 32 teams have regional/local syndication networks that carry all preseason, regular season and most postseason games; these are listed here. Radio syndication networks are mostly unrestricted and can be carried anywhere in North America, and several supplemental networks (Compass Media Networks, Sports USA Radio Network) also carry additional Sunday afternoon games outside the home teams' markets. The league's night games are carried both by local networks and by the NFL on Westwood One, a partnership that goes back several decades; the Super Bowl is exclusive to Westwood One, and local broadcasts of that game can only be carried on one flagship station in each team's market.
All regular-season and playoff games, as well as some preseason games, are shown in the U.S. on one of the following five national networks. If a regular season game is nationally exclusive on either NFL Network or ESPN games, it is also simulcast on a local broadcast station in each of the home markets of the two participating teams.
|Network||Lead Play-by-play||Lead Analyst||Lead Sideline Reporter||Notes|
|For a full list of current CBS announcers, see List of NFL on CBS commentator pairings||Sunday afternoon AFC road games|
|For a full list of current Fox announcers, see List of NFL on Fox commentator pairings||Sunday afternoon NFC road games|
|NBC||Al Michaels||Cris Collinsworth||Michele Tafoya||National Sunday night games|
|ESPN||Joe Tessitore||Jason Witten and Booger McFarland||Lisa Salters||National Monday night games|
|NFL Network (select games on Fox)||Joe Buck (Fox)
Thom Brennaman During MLB Playoffs (Fox)
|Troy Aikman (Fox)||Erin Andrews (Fox)
Kristina Pink (Fox)
|National Thursday and Saturday night games|
In the event of a scheduling conflict, NFL Network can also use other Fox NFL personalities.
Spanish national broadcasters
All regular-season and playoff games, as well as some preseason games, are available in Spanish.
|Network||Lead Play-by-play||Lead Analyst||Lead Sideline Reporter||Notes|
|NFL on CBS using SAP function.||Armando Quintero, Benny Ricardo, Alfredo Bejar, Nelson Fernández, Halim Zadat, José Antonio Melian, Jerry Olaya, Roberto Abramowitz.||Benny Ricardo||-||Sunday afternoon AFC road games|
|FOX NFL on FOX Deportes or SAP function.||Francisco X. Rivera, Jessi Losada, Luis Rodríguez, Eduardo Blancas, John Laguna, Pepe Mantilla, Fernando González.||John Laguna, Brady Poppinga||Troy Santiago, Pablo Alsina||Sunday afternoon NFC road games|
|NBC Sunday Night Football on Universo or using SAP function.||René Giraldo||Édgar López, Rolando Cantú||Verónica Contreras||National Sunday night games|
|Monday Night Football on ESPN Deportes||Álvaro Martín||Raúl Allegre||John Sutcliffe||National Monday night games|
|Thursday Night Football using SAP on CBS/NBC/NFLN (some games on Universo)||Roberto Abramowitz (CBS)
René Giraldo (NBC)
|Édgar López (NBC)||Verónica Contreras (NBC)||National Thursday and Saturday night games|
|ESPN Brasil||Everaldo Marques, Rômulo Mendonça, Renan do Couto, Ari Aguiar, Eduardo Monsanto, Fernando Nardini, Rogério Vaughan.||Paulo Antunes, Paulo Mancha, Antony Curti, Eduardo Zolin.||André Kfouri (Super Bowl only).||Sunday afternoon, Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games (Pay TV). Also available in English on SAP.|
- Latin America: ESPN, FOX Sports, DIRECTV Sports and SKY Sports
- Mexico: ESPN Latin America, FOX Sports Latin America, Azteca Deportes, Televisa Deportes
|FOX Sports Latin America||José Pablo Coello, Ernesto del Valle, Alejandro Correa, Fernando Von Rossum de la Vega, Juan Carlos Vázquez.||Ricardo García, Carlos Rosado, Emilio León Baz.||Ricardo García||Selected Sunday afternoon games, national Thursday and Saturday night games. Selected Playoffs games + Pro Bowl + Super Bowl. English-language commentaries available using SAP.|
|ESPN Latin America||Álvaro Martín, Eduardo Varela, Kenneth Garay (NFL Compacts only), Ciro Procuna (NFL Red Zone).||Raúl Allegre, Pablo Viruega, Roberto Abramowitz (NFL Compacts only), Alex Pombo (NFL Compacts only), Marco Martos (NFL Red Zone), Eitán Benezra (NFL Red Zone), Sergio Dipp(NFL Red Zone).||John Sutcliffe, Ciro Procuna, Sebastián Martínez Christensen, Sergio Dipp, Mauricio Pedroza, Carlos "Tapa" Nava.||National Sunday and Monday night games + selected Playoffs games + Pro Bowl + Super Bowl. NFL Red Zone is broadcast on ESPN+. Selected Sunday afternoon games are shown as a one-hour "NFL Compact". Games available in English using SAP or sometimes on ESPN3 as an independent feed.|
|Azteca||Enrique Garay||Joaquín Castillo, Eduardo Ruiz, Pablo de Rubbens.||Inés Sainz||Enhanced version of NFL Red Zone with commercial breaks. Full AFC playoffs games + Super Bowl.|
|Televisa||Antonio de Valdés, Enrique Burak||José Segarra, Gustavo Torrero, Guillermo Schutz, Agustín Castillo.||Luis Alberto Martínez||Selected Sunday afternoon games. Coverage of Monday Night Football (only Mexico City Game), NFC playoffs games + Super Bowl.|
|NFL Network||Roberto Abramowitz (games produced by CBS Sports).
René Giraldo (games produced by NBC Sports).
|Benny Ricardo (games produced by CBS Sports).
Édgar Lopez (games produced by NBC Sports).
|-||National Thursday and Saturday night games. Original telecast in English. Spanish version available on SAP. NFL Network is available on SKY for Mexico and Central America, as well as other cable providers.|
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|BBC Two (FTA): weekly highlights, London International Series Games and Super Bowl
Sky Sports (Pay): all Nationally Televised Games
Both broadcasters use US commentary.
|Pro7Maxx (regular) (FTA),
ProSieben (some playoff games and Super Bowl) (FTA)
|France||W9 (FTA, Super Bowl only)
|Hungary||Sport TV (pay):
Every Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, Thanksgiving Game, Christmas Game and Playoff Game with Super Bowl (from the scene). Sunday one game at 1:00pm and 4:25pm. They broadcast the Draft 1st round.
Play-by-play: Richárd Faragó, Zsolt Kun
Analyst: Sándor Kovács, Márk Bencsics, Ádám Herczeg, Udvari Gyula and Zoltán Buday (Pro Football Focus)
|Netherlands||Fox Sports (Pay)|
|Czech Republic||Sport2 (pay)|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia
|Sport Klub (pay)|
|Asia-Pacific||Sports Illustrated Television (Pay)|
|India||Sony Six (Pay)|
|Philippines||TV5 (FTA): Live broadcasts of Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football games (using US commentary) at 8 am PST.|
|Australia||ESPN (Pay)" Up to three live games per week including Thursday, Sunday and Monday Night Football, NFL RedZone, and all playoffs.|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport (Pay): One live game every Monday night in HD (where available)
TVNZ (FTA): Thursday night day night game live (Friday in NZ). Three Sunday games live (Monday in NZ)
ESPN (Pay): Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football. Most play-off games.
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- NFL Sunday Ticket
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- List of current Major League Baseball broadcasters
- List of current Major League Soccer broadcasters
- List of current National Basketball Association broadcasters
- List of current National Hockey League broadcasters
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