How do you watch Sunday Night Football in Spanish?


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As of 2015, NBC broadcasts Sunday Night Football and a Spanish-language audio simulcast of the game on its sister cable channel NBC Universo. The channel provides a Spanish audio feed of the game through what is known as "second audio program." Formerly attempted by Telemundo, NBC began to provide simulcast coverage through NBC Universo in 2014.

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Television network NBC transmits second audio program, sometimes known as secondary audio programming or SAP, in Spanish as part of the multichannel television sound standard. Digital television viewers must select SAP from a menu, and the layout may vary by the type of television in use and the digital television network service provider. The broadcast is also available through the separate digital sub-channel of NBC Universo.

In November of 2014, the Thanksgiving matchup of the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, California, was the first NBC Universo simulcast of a National Football League game. NBC Universo, formerly mun2, later simulcast Super Bowl XLIX and simultaneously announced its rebranding and commitment to Spanish-language sports coverage in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics and FIFA tournaments, such as the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The majority of NBC Universo programming is sports, music, scripted and reality series. All programs shown on NBC Universo are either dubbed with Spanish language audio or they air in English or another language and have Spanish subtitles.

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