American sports programmer ESPN (Walt Disney Corp.) announced through a press release that it reached a new agreement to extend for four years the TV rights to broadcast the NFL in 17 countries in Latin America.
The agreement includes rights to pre-season games, regular-season games–including the annual NFL Kickoff, Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, the AFC Playoffs, the Pro Bowl and one of the world’s biggest sporting events, the Super Bowl.
A key addition to the agreement includes the linear television distribution of NFL RedZone, which provides “whip around” coverage of all Sunday afternoon games. Further, ESPN will be broadcasting an array of programs from the NFL Films library.
“Renewing and expanding our rights to the NFL represents our continued investment in, and association with, flagship leagues that are fundamental to our brand and our growth,” said Tim Bunnell, Senior Vice President of Production, Programming, Marketing and Advertising Sales for ESPN International.
“This agreement with ESPN will expand the content available in the region and is a reflection of our strong commitment to continuing to serve NFL fans in the territory”, said Michael Markovich, Vice President of International Media for the NFL.