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Telemundo Deportes and Universo pick up rights to NFL games and Super Bowl LII

Telemundo-Universo-NFLTelemundo Deportes today announced it will exclusively air seven Spanish-language live NFL game telecasts on Universo, culminating with Super Bowl LII on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

This marks the fourth consecutive season Universo (previously Mun2) will televise NFL games.

Prior to Super Bowl LII, Universo will air three of NBC’s “Thursday Night Football” games, NBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game, and NBC’s two NFL Playoff games.

Coverage begins this Thursday, November 9 when the Arizona Cardinals host the Seattle Seahawks, live at 8 p.m. ET.

Universo’s telecasts will also be streamed live via the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app and TelemundoDeportes.com. Telemundo digital platforms will also stream additional games in Spanish, including all of NBC’s remaining “Thursday Night Football” and “Sunday Night Football” games, featuring the SAP offering.

Telemundo Deportes’ commentators Edgar Lopez and Rene Giraldo return to call the NFL on Universo, alongside Veronica Contreras as sideline reporter. Miguel Gurwitz will host the telecasts with pre and postgame studio coverage. The games will be complemented by NFL content across Telemundo Deportes platforms, including highlights, features and specials.

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.