Universo Airings Mark the First Time Ever that Sunday Night Football’s Full Schedule is Available in Spanish-language in the U.S.

Live Game Broadcasts to be Complemented by Comprehensive Coverage on Telemundo, Digital Streaming on Telemundo Deportes App

MIAMI – September 10, 2020 – Telemundo Deportes, the home of the Biggest, Best, Global sports in Spanish-language, announced today it is adding the entire NBC Sunday Night Football 2020 schedule to its world-class sports content portfolio. Coverage of the 2020-21 NFL season across both Telemundo and sister network, Universo, mark the first time ever that the full SNF schedule is available in Spanish-language in the U.S.

Telemundo Deportes will televise the entire NBC Sunday Night Football package live including all Sunday night regular-season games, the NFL Kickoff game, the annual Thanksgiving night game and three Playoff Games. Universo will televise 21 games, with Telemundo to broadcast the newly-added primetime NFL Wild Card playoff game on Sunday, January 10. Spanish-language NFL coverage produced by Telemundo Deportes kicks off Thursday, September 10 with the Houston Texans versus recent Super Bowl Champions the Kansas City Chiefs, followed by the Dallas Cowboys versus the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, September 13. Games will also be available to stream via the Telemundo Deportes app and will be added to the NFL Live on Yahoo Sports offering via Verizon Media mobile properties this season.

“We are thrilled to present the first full season of NBC Sunday Night Football to the growing Hispanic football audience,” said Ray Warren, President of Telemundo Deportes. “The NFL is one of the most recognized sports leagues in the world and perfectly aligns with our commitment to deliver the biggest, best, global sports to Spanish-language sports fans, as well as continues our collaboration with our brethren at NBC Sports in ways that complement and serve our growing fan base.”

“We are pleased to build on the NFL’s spring announcement, which brings the new Sunday primetime NFL Wild Card game to Telemundo along with NBC and Peacock,” said Pete Bevacqua, President of NBC Sports Group. “We look forward to reaching even more fans with our Sunday Night Football package available in Spanish.”

Telemundo Deportes’ commentators Edgar Lopez and Rene Giraldo return to call the NFL action, as color commentator and game announcer respectively, each bringing years of NFL coverage experience to Telemundo viewers. In addition, Emmy Award-winning Miguel Gurwitz and NBC Sports Boston anchor, Jorge Andrés, will host the telecasts with pre and post-game studio coverage alongside guest studio analyst and former Arizona Cardinals offensive guard, Rolando Cantu.

The network’s game coverage will be complemented by NFL content across Telemundo Deportes platforms, including dedicated NFL segments on “Zona Mixta” and “Titulares y Más,” the #1 sports news, entertainment and commentary show in Spanish, along with highlights, features and specials.

“With a growing and incredibly passionate Hispanic fanbase, it is increasingly important that we provide choice in how our fans can watch games, so we are excited to provide an enhanced portfolio of NFL content through Telemundo Deportes platforms,” said Amanda Herald, NFL Vice President, Marketing Strategy, Operations & Planning. “We are pleased to now have the entire Sunday Night Football lineup available through the NBCUniversal family in both English and Spanish.” This presentation marks the eighth season that Telemundo Deportes will televise NFL games since Telemundo’s first NFL broadcast took place in September of 2010 featuring the Miami Dolphins against the New York Jets. Past coverage has included various Thursday and Sunday Night Football presentations including two NFL Super Bowl presentations in 2015 and 2018.

Following is the Telemundo Deportes schedule for September NFL Sunday Night Football games (all times ET, subject to change):

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thurs., Sept 10 8:00 p.m. Pre-Game Coverage Universo
Thurs., Sept 10 8:30 PM Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs Universo
Sun., Sept 13 8:00 PM Pre-Game Coverage Universo;
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Sun., Sept 13 8:20 PM Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams Universo;
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Sun., Sept 20 8:00 PM Pre-Game Coverage Universo;
Telemundo Deportes App
Sun., Sept 20 8:20 PM New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks Universo;
Telemundo Deportes App
Sun., Sept 27 8:00 PM Pre-Game Coverage Universo;
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Sun., Sept 27 8:20 PM Green Bay Packers vs New Orleans Saints Universo;
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Telemundo Deportes is the U.S. leading sports brand and destination for the Biggest, Best Global Sports programming in Spanish-language. It is home to two of the world's most popular sporting events: the FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Olympic Games through 2032. In addition, Telemundo Deportes is the home of the Premier League in Spanish, LigaMX’s Chivas de Guadalajara and “Boxeo Telemundo,” the #1 boxing program in Spanish, among other recognized sports properties.


About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises:
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo, and a Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 30 local stations, 50 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, Underground Producciones, an internationally renowned production boutique based in Argentina as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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