How to watch NFL Super Bowl LVI for free: Super Bowl LVI is finally here, and it sees the unfancied Cincinnati Bengals vs the star-studded Los Angeles Rams. Here’s how you can tune-in to the action in the UK.
It’s the eve of the biggest game in American football after one one of the most unpredictable NFL seasons in recent memory.
Led by their young quarterback, Joe ‘Cool’ Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals are in their first Super Bowl for 33 years, having beaten the odd by dispatching more experienced and fancied teams on their way to the final match of the NFL season.
In their way is the Los Angeles Rams, led by their quarterback Matthew Stafford who after joining from the Detroit Lions before the start of season has led the Rams to the second Super Bowl appearance in four years.
You’d bet that the more experienced Rams would be the team to prevail on Sunday, especially as the game is being held on home turf at the Rams’ SoFi stadium. But on any given Sunday anything can happen, and the Bengals will be looking spring a shock and take home the Lombardi trophy.
How to watch Super Bowl LVI: Kick-off time
The Super Bowl kicks off at 11:30pm UK time on Sunday, February 13.
Pre-game coverage starts at 11pm on BBC Two. At 11.35pm the show switches to BBC One where the broadcast will run until its expected end at 3.35am. The half-time show is expected to start around 1.00am. Entertainment includes rappers Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar alongside Mary J Blige.
BBC is where you can watch proceedings for free, but Sky subscribers can watch the build up and main event on Sky Sports NFL from 10pm onwards on channel 407 or Sky Sports Main Event (401). Other means of watching include Sky Go or via NOW with a Sky Sports Day Pass.
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