List of current National Football League broadcasters
This is a list of current (entering the 2016 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.
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. Selected regular season games air on NFL Network are also simulcast on either CBS or NBC. 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.
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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/Mike Tirico||Cris Collinsworth||Michele Tafoya||National Sunday night games|
|ESPN||Sean McDonough||Jon Gruden||Lisa Salters||National Monday night games|
|NFL Network (select games on CBS or NBC)|| Jim Nantz (CBS)
Al Michaels (NBC)
Mike Tirico (NBC)
| Phil Simms (CBS)
Cris Collinsworth (NBC)
| Tracy Wolfson (CBS)
Heather Cox (NBC)
|National Thursday and Saturday night games|
In the event of a scheduling conflict, NFL Network can also use other NFL on CBS 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||Benny Ricardo, Roberto Abramowitz||-||Sunday afternoon AFC road games|
|FOX NFL on FOX Deportes or SAP function.||Francisco X. Rivera, Ricardo Celis, Jessi Losada||John Laguna, Brady Poppinga||Troy Santiago, Pablo Alsina||Sunday afternoon NFC road games|
|NBC Sunday Night Football on NBC 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||Roberto Abramowitz||Juan Carlos Vázquez||-||National Thursday and Saturday night games|
|Esporte Interativo||André Henning, Octávio Neto.||Marcelo Ferratini, Raphael Martins.||-||Selected Sunday afternoon games, Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games (Free to air). Also available in English on SAP.|
|ESPN Brasil||Everaldo Marques, Rômulo Mendonça, Renan do Couto, Ari Aguiar, Eduardo Monsanto, Fernando Nardini.||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.|
- UNASUR CARICOM (Latin America): ESPN Latin America, FOX Sports Latin America, DirecTV Sports and SKY Sports
- Mexico: ESPN Latin America, FOX Sports Latin America, Azteca Deportes, Televisa Deportes
|FOX Sports Latin America||Fernando Von Rossum Garza, Fernando Von Rossum de la Vega, José Pablo Coello, Juan Pablo Vázquez, Alejandro Correa.||Ricardo Bravo, Carlos Rosado, Ernesto Del Valle, Emilio León, Aarón Soriano, Ricardo García.||Ricardo García||Selected Sunday afternoon games, national Thursday and Saturday night games. Also available in English on SAP.|
|ESPN Latin America||Álvaro Martín, Eduardo Varela, Georgina Ruiz Sandoval, Jerry Olaya, Kenneth Garay.||Raúl Allegre, Roberto Abramowitz, Pablo Viruega, Alex Pombo, Javier Trejo Garay, Mauricio Pedroza.||John Sutcliffe, Ciro Procuna, Sebastián Martínez Christensen.||National Sunday and Monday night games. Also available in English on SAP.|
|TV Azteca||Enrique Garay||Joaquín Castillo and Juan Carlos Vázquez||Inés Sainz||Selected Sunday afternoon games.|
|Televisa||Antonio de Valdés, Enrique Burak||José Segarra, Gustavo Torrero, Guillermo Schutz||Luis Alberto Martínez||Selected Sunday afternoon games.|
|Roberto Abramowitz||Juan Carlos Vázquez||-||National Thursday and Saturday night games. Spanish version available on SAP. Available on SKY for Mexico and Central America.|
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