NFL: BBC agrees two-year deal to show live games & highlights

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The NFL is returning to BBC television as part of a new two-year rights deal.

The deal includes coverage of Super Bowl 50 on TV, radio and online, while a weekly highlights show will run on BBC Two and online from early November.

All three matches at London's Wembley Stadium will be broadcast live on either BBC Two or the BBC Red Button.

The BBC Sport website and mobile app will carry the best on-demand video clips throughout the new season, which begins on Thursday.

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"NFL has a growing fanbase in the UK and I'm delighted that the BBC can bring it free to air for our audience," said BBC director of sport Barbara Slater.

NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood said: "We are very pleased and excited to be back on the BBC."

New England Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2015, beating Seattle Seahawks 29-24.

International Series on the BBC
October 4: New York Jets v Miami Dolphins - live and exclusive on BBC Two
October 25: Jacksonville Jaguars v Buffalo Bills - live on BBC Two
November 1: Detroit Lions v Kansas City Chiefs - live on the Red Button and BBC Sport website, with highlights on BBC Two

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