NFL ON CBS To Simulcast Every Game of 2012-13 Season in Spanish Via SAP

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September 7th, 2012

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CBS Sports has announced that every game of the 2012-13 NFL season, from kickoff on September 9 (1:00-4:00 PM, ET) through the playoffs and its exclusive coverage of Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013, will be simulcast in Spanish via SAP (Secondary Audio Program) technology.


This will be the first year thatmultiple NFL games will be broadcast simultaneously in Spanish via SAP. Led by veteran announcer Armando Quintero and Benny Ricardo, who will call the Super Bowl, the announcers calling CBS Sports’ SAP coverage have extensive sports broadcasting experience in Spanish. Alfredo Bejar, Nelson Fernandez and Halim Zadat also will call games this season.


Highlighted by Super Bowl XLVII from New Orleans, the CBS Television Network marks its 53rd year of coverage of the NFL this season.

  • JC

    The last time I checked the primary language spoken in the United States is English. I can’t understand why any network would provide Spanish as an alternative to English. Are we really doing Spanish people a favor by not making them learn the primary language in the country they live in? My Danish grandparents weren’t provided American shows in Danish, they learned English. Why do we assume that Spanish people do not need to do the same? I’m not against bilingual families, but there should be some incentive for people to want to speak English.

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