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BBC to show Super Bowl live

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BBC Sport has acquired the rights to show the Super Bowl live for the next two years in an exclusive free-to-air deal with the NFL.

The deal also includes highlights of the NFL London game on October 28 between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium, plus any other NFL London games that may be scheduled for next year.

Philip Bernie, head of BBC TV Sport editorial, said: "The Super Bowl is one of the world's great sporting events and we are delighted that, after many years of covering it on BBC Radio 5 Live, we are now also going to be showing it on BBC Television. The Super Bowl always attracts great interest and we are really looking forward to providing a new showcase for this huge occasion."

The NFL already has deals with Five to show regular season games, and Sky Sports, which shows daily NFL content and 130 live games.

The Super Bowl XLII will come live from Arizona on Sunday February 3 2008, with the event being held in Tampa, Florida the following year. The BBC commentary teams and scheduling for the Super Bowl XLII event will be announced in due course.

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