The NFL and Dial Global Sports announced today that the two sides have extended their rights deal which allows Dial Global to remain as the exclusive radio partner with the league through the 2017 season.
Dial Global has been the exclusive radio rights holder of the NFL since 1987. The deal will continue to allow Dial Global to broadcast 63 national games, including: the Opening Kickoff game, 16 Monday Night games, including one doubleheader, 17 Sunday Night games, 14 Thursday Night games (including Thanksgiving Night), one Saturday Night game, the Thanksgiving Day doubleheader, 12 Postseason games, including the AFC and NFC Championship Games, the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Dial Global Sports also will deliver specialty programs, including: The NFL Today, NFL Preview, NFL Insider, and NFL Sunday.
Dial Global, which broadcasts on over 500 radio stations nationwide, also offers a weekly Sunday doubleheader throughout the regular season, chosen as the season progresses to ensure the best possible matchups.
Dial GLobal NFL programming can also be found on SiriusXM Radio and the NFL Mobile App provided by Verizon Mobile.
“We are excited to extend our longstanding partnership with the NFL through Super Bowl to be played at end of the 2017 season,” said Dial Global Co-CEOs Spencer Brown and David Landau. “The NFL prime time broadcasts generate a huge audience that brings great value to our advertising clients and affiliate partners, furthering Dial Global’s goal of producing and distributing the best live sports audio in media.”
“We are excited to continue partnering with Dial Global to offer our fans NFL play-by-play radio broadcasts,” said NFL Senior Vice President of Broadcasting and Media Operations Howard Katz. “With Dial Global’s national affiliate base, every fan across the country will have access to all primetime and Thanksgiving games.”