The NFL, Telemundo and NBC Sports will broadcast the Sunday Night Football contest between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins (8:20 PM ET, NBC) in both English and Spanish, with Telemundo airing its first-ever Sunday Night Football game on its New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Miami stations. NBC Sports’ Sunday Night Football production team will partner with Deportes Telemundo to broadcast the game from Miami in two languages. Deportes Telemundo will provide its own Spanish-speaking award-winning commentators, Jessi Losada, Rene Giraldo and Edgar Lopez.
NFL teams will host community events and gameday celebrations throughout Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15). This week, 15 clubs – Arizona, Baltimore, Carolina, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Miami, Minnesota, New England, New Orleans, New York Giants, St. Louis and Tampa Bay – will participate.
The NFL’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month will feature a series of special events surrounding the two primetime games in Week 3.
The festivities will continue with Monday Night Football as the NFL, ESPN and ESPN Deportes will team to show the game featuring the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears (8:30 PM ET, ESPN and ESPN Deportes). The game telecast on ESPN will feature special graphic integrations and features, as well as Hank Williams Jr. singing some lyrics in Spanish during the show’s opening video. The commentator team for ESPN Deportes, the official Spanish-language television home for all MNF games, will feature Spanish-language Emmy-nominated play-by-play voice Álvaro Martín, analyst and former NFL kicker Raúl Allegre, and sideline reporter John Sutcliffe.
The 2009 NFL regular season averaged 1.1 million Hispanic viewers per game, more than any other U.S. sport, and up 31 percent from the 2008 season.