From New England Patriots continued dominance to the rise of the San Francisco 49ers, the 2019/20 NFL season has got off to an explosive start. With games now taking place across the pond in the UK on a regular basis, gridiron is now firmly in the public eye and at an all-time high with British sports fans.
As teams from both the AFC and NFC conferences battle it out for a place in January’s playoffs, more and more UK fans are after a piece of the action. Whether you like watching coverage live and uninterrupted on your couch, or from your mobile device – watching NFL has literally never been easier.
How to Watch the NFL on UK TV
The 2019/20 NFL season looks like being one of the most closely contested in recent memory, with several teams in with a shout of making it to Superbowl 54 in February. Sky Sports has the lions share of coverage in the UK, broadcasting the biggest games every week throughout the season, including Thursday, Sunday and Monday Night football, as well as all playoff games and the Superbowl.
If you don’t have a Sky Sports subscription, fear not, as gridiron fans can also catch over 250 live games a season with an NFL Gamepass subscription. This streaming service is dedicated to the world’s premier gridiron competition and includes regular-season games, all playoff games and the Superbowl – live! You’ll also have access to a range of NFL shows, analysis and documentaries.
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The NFL on Sky Sports and NOW TV
Sky Sports has signed an exclusive deal with the NFL, bringing you comprehensive coverage of the 2019/20 NFL live on UK TV. From 2018 to 2020, the network is showing over 90 games each season – including regular season, playoff and Superbowl matches. Sky Sports’ experienced team presenters – Neil Reynolds, Shaun Gayle, Jeff Reinebold and Corey Wooton – bring you the insider’s scoop and top-shelf analysis of each week’s most in-form teams, with every moment – from every quarter – available in Ultra HD.
NOW TV, a part of the Sky TV stable, has the exact same programming as Sky Sports – offering daily, weekly and monthly passes. These are good options if you’re just looking to catch one of the big games or a key stretch of the season, such as a playoff round, or the Super Bowl, all without committing to a long-term contract. You can tune into games live online at home, or on your mobile device when on the move.
NFL on Terrestrial TV (BBC)
BBC is the United Kingdom’s official NFL free to air TV broadcaster, televising two live games from the London Series per season, as well as the Superbowl in February. They also provide two weekly programmes, The NFL Show and NFL This Week featuring highlights and analysis from the biggest games – with former NFL players Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell, alongside presenter Mark Chapman. Both of these shows are a great introduction for newcomers to the game. They’re also ideal if you’ve had a busy weekend and you want to check out all the talking points and standings after each round of fixtures.
NFL TV Preview
The NFL celebrates its 100th season across 2019/20, giving everyone the added motivation to win in this historic year. 32 teams from across the USA will be battling it out for a place at Superbowl 54, which take place February 7 at the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the world-famous Miami Dolphins.
The NFL is split into two conferences, the AFC and NFC. Each conference incorporates 16 teams split into four divisions – North, South, East and West. Teams that win their conference automatically go through to the playoffs alongside some of the best runners up, which is when the NFL essentially turns into a knockout competition to determine who goes to the Superbowl (final).
The biggest game for any NFL player is the Superbowl, where the best two teams from across the season go head-to-head to become overall champions. It is one of the biggest sporting events in world sports and attracts close to 100 million viewers worldwide.
Watch or Stream the NFL Live
In 2019/20, Sky Sports is televising over 90 live NFL games, in Ultra HD, with replays available on catch-up. This includes five weekly regular-season games including Thursday, Sunday and Monday Night Football, as well as the option of streaming the NFL to a variety of eligible mobile devices using the free Sky Go app should it be more convenient. If you’re interested in full access to this action take a moment to review the Sky Sports plus Entertainment package, which requires an 18-month commitment and the necessary equipment.
If you’re looking for an alternative that doesn’t involve a long-term commitment, you may wish to check out NOW TV, which offers shorter, more flexible deals. With NOW TV you can watch every televised game of the NFL live online using a compatible device or available app while receiving the same broadcast experience and coverage as Sky Sports. NOW TV offers the choice of adding a Sky Sports day pass, weekly pass or monthly pass, and there are no setup or equipment fees, so you can start watching within minutes of plugging it in.
NFL 2019 Live TV Schedule (GMT)
|Sunday 26 January||LIVE: Panthers v Titans (Pro Bowl)||20.00||Sky Sports / Now TV|
|Sunday 2 February||LIVE: |
Chiefs v 49ers (Super Bowl 54)
|23.30||Sky Sports / Now TV|
Shown as UK time (GMT), adjust for regional differences.