The Super Bowl is the most watched event on television in the United States, with over 100 million viewers each year. There is no reason to expect the 2021 edition of the event to be any different, especially with fan restrictions in place due to COVID-19. So, tune this TV to the right channel, sit back and enjoy the game.
Three networks – CBS, Fox and NBC – are in agreement with the NFL to run shows between their channels in three-year sequences. Things have turned a bit of a turn for 2021 due to the Olympics, which we’ll cover in more detail below, so it will be CBS showing the Super Bowl this time around.
If you want a reason to get excited about it, it’s Tony Romo. Widely regarded as the best commentator in the NFL, the former Cowboys quarterback brings an enthusiasm to shows that few others match while offering a high level of expertise.
CBS will surely add its annual rights to the NCAA Tournament, also known as March Madness, which is also set to feature one of all sports’ best-known jingles during the Super Bowl.
Below we have more of what you need to know about the Super Bowl 2021 broadcast.
Who broadcasts the Super Bowl in 2021?
CBS will air the Super Bowl on February 7, 2021. This is due to the fact that it is one of three networks (Fox and NBC the others) that agreed to a deal with the NFL in 2006 to rotate the Super Bowl between them. three chains.
This 2006 deal is set to expire after Super Bowl 2022, making it the last Super Bowl to air on CBS under the current rights deal. Because CBS was previously involved with Super Bowl shows, this will be the 21st time the Big Game has aired on CBS.
Super Bowl 2021 was originally scheduled to air on NBC, but they have traded spots with CBS and will instead broadcast Super Bowl in 2022. This allows NBC to promote the Super Bowl with its coverage of the Winter Olympics. from 2022.
In Canada, the Super Bowl airs on TSN and CTV, and is also available for live streaming on DAZN (which offers a 30-day free trial).
Below is the list of Super Bowls that have aired (and will air) with the rotation set by the current TV agreement.
|super bowl||Broadcast network||NFL season|
|Super Bowl 56||NBC||2021|
|Super Bowl 55||CBS||2020|
|Super Bowl 54 (49ers vs. Chiefs)||Fox||2019|
|Super Bowl 53 (Rams vs. Patriots)||CBS||2018|
|Super Bowl 52 (Eagles vs. Patriots)||NBC||2017|
|Super Bowl 51 (Falcons vs. Patriots)||Fox||2016|
|Super Bowl 50 (Panthers vs. Broncos)||CBS||2015|
|Super Bowl 49 (Seahawks vs. Patriots)||NBC||2014|
|Super Bowl 48 (Seahawks vs. Broncos)||Fox||2013|
|Super Bowl 47 (49ers vs. Ravens)||CBS||2012|
|Super Bowl 46 (Giants vs. Patriots)||NBC||2011|
|Super Bowl 45 (Packers vs. Steelers)||Fox||2010|
|Super Bowl 44 (Saints vs. Colts)||CBS||2009|
|Super Bowl 43 (Cardinals vs. Steelers)||NBC||2008|
|Super Bowl 42 (Giants vs. Patriots)||Fox||2007|
|Super Bowl 41 (Bears vs Colts)||CBS||2006|
The next round of NFL negotiations with Super Bowl broadcast powers could be the most lucrative of all time. Disney-owned ABC / ESPN could be looking to enter the rotation with a huge offer. And Amazon has made its way into NFL broadcasting in recent years and could also play on some sort of Super Bowl digital broadcast rights.
How much does it cost to broadcast the Super Bowl?
The rights to broadcast the Super Bowl are bundled with other shows and are not sold individually, so there is no clear answer to this question.
CBS has reportedly paid $ 1 billion for its game set that includes Sunday games during the regular season as well as a spot in the Super Bowl broadcast rotation.
Fox reportedly paid the most, with $ 1.1 billion to get a Sunday game package, a share of “Thursday Night Football” and a Super Bowl spot. And NBC reportedly paid $ 950 million, which gives it the rights to “Sunday Night Football” and the Super Bowl in the rotation.
Unlike the three networks’ agreements with the NFL, ESPN’s current contract expires after 2021, not after 2022. This means that it could be difficult for Disney to negotiate Super Bowl rights as part of its next package, though. may it speed up the global negotiation for anyone who wants a piece of the Super Bowl pie, which will surely be as expensive as ever.
Super Bowl Announcers: Jim Nantz and Tony Romo
Nantz and Romo are CBS’s top NFL broadcast team and will call Super Bowl 55 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
This will be the sixth Super Bowl with Nantz on play-by-play homework. He first called the big game in 2007, and the first four of his career were named with Phil Simms as his color commentator. Nantz called his first Super Bowl with Romo in 2019, when the Patriots beat the Rams.
Romo is the highest paid color commentator in sports, along with him would have make $ 17 million a season. According to SpotracRomo has done more than that in four of his NFL seasons as a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
The “Romo Game” each week during the regular season is eagerly awaited by many football fans, who appreciate Romo’s blend of enthusiasm and humor coupled with an ability to explain the game to the public. He’s also known to read the pitch and call games before they happen.
Reporters on the sidelines of the Super Bowl: Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn and Jay Feely
Wolfson is the regular reporter for Nantz and Romo’s team. This will be the fourth Super Bowl she’s sidelined for. Wolfson joined Nantz’s team for NFL games in 2014.
This will be Washburn’s third Super Bowl broadcast. He joined CBS in 2014 and participated in the Super Bowls call in 2016 and 2019.
Feely is a former NFL kicker who provides both hitting information and other commentary during CBS games. He, like Washburn, was on the call for the games in 2016 and 2019. Feely scored 332 field goals in an NFL career spanning 2001-2014, which ranks him 25th all-time in that year. category.
What channel is the Super Bowl airing on?
Super Bowl 55 will air nationally on CBS.
Below are the top 40 TV markets in the US and the local CBS affiliate for each.
|Market||Fox Affiliate (digital / virtual channel)|
|new York||WCBS (2)|
|Philadelphia cream||KYW TV (3)|
|Dallas-Ft. Worth||KTVT (11)|
|San Francisco / Bay Area||KPIX (5)|
|Washington DC||WUSA (9)|
|Boston||WBZ TV (4)|
|Atlanta||WGCL TV (46)|
|Phoenix||KPHO TV (5)|
|Tampa / St. Petersburg||TWSP (10)|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul||WCCO-TV (4)|
|Miami||WFOR Television (4)|
|Denver||KCNC TV (4)|
|Orlando||WKMG TV (6)|
|Saint Louis||KMOV (4)|
|Baltimore||WJZ TV (13)|
|San Diego||KMFB (8)|
|Salt lake city||KUTV (2)|
|Saint Anthony||KENS (5)|
|Columbus||WBNS Television (10)|
|Milwaukee||WDJT TV (58)|
|Cincinnati||WKRC TV (12)|
|Las Vegas||CLASS-TV (8)|
|Jacksonville||WJAX TV (47)|
|Oklahoma City||KWTV-DT (9)|
|New Orleans||WWL Television (4)|
|Buffalo||WIVB TV (4)|