NFL, Super Bowl XLIX to Broadcast in Spanish on NBCUniversal’s mun2

Two big primetime match-ups and three NFL Playoff games will air on Hispanic cable network this season

Last Updated: September 22, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

NBCUniversal’s Hispanic cable network, mun2, is set to broadcast several National Football League games from the current season in Spanish. And for what it’s worth, they’re not lame-duck match-ups, either.

The package includes the primetime New Orleans Saints-Dallas Cowboys Hispanic Heritage Game in Arlington, Texas on Sept. 28, and the NFL’s Thanksgiving night game on Nov. 27, when the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers battle in Santa Clara, Calif.

Additionally, mun2 will offer a Wild Card game and a Divisional Playoff game, as well as the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ari. on Feb. 1,  2015.

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“‘La NFL en mun2’ joins mun2’s sports offerings, which include the Barclays Premier League, La NASCAR en mun2, FIFA World Cup starting in 2015, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

“We are extremely proud to be making history by offering for the first time ever on our air the biggest sports event in U.S., the Super Bowl, in Spanish,” said Ruben Mendiola, president of mun2. “Thanks to our partnership with NBC Sports Group, we are going to be able to bring the most culturally relevant coverage of the NFL’s biggest game to the valuable and passionate Latino fans in their own language.”