NFL Extends Television Agreements With CBS, Fox, and NBC

The NFL today announced that it has extended its television broadcast agreements with CBS, Fox, and NBC through the year 2022.  Earlier this year the NFL extended its Monday Night Football package to ESPN, also through 2022.  This is the longest broadcast deal between the league and its network partners.  Reports have the deal bringing in $3 Billion annually to the league.

Here’s what the deal means for all networks:

  • NBC will continue to televise Sunday Night Football and the traditional seaosn kick-off game.  Beginning next season NBC will annually televise a game Thanksgiving evening.  Beginning in 2014 NBC will have upgraded playoff coverage, trading a Wild Card match-up for a Divisional Playoff game.  NBC will televise the Super Bowl in 2012, 2015, 2018, and 2021.  NBC will also have enhanced flexible scheduling and expanded digital rights.  They will also have the Spanish language rights to their telecasts.
  • CBS retains the rights to the AFC package, but will also be involved in the enhanced flexible scheduling which will allow it to air select NFC games as well.  CBS will telecast the Super Bowl in 2013, 2016, 2019, and 2022. 
  • Fox retains the rights to the NFC package, but will also be involved in the enhanced flexible scheduleing which will allow it to air select AFC games as well.  Fox will telecast the Super Bowl in 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2020.

More details as they become available.

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  1. So, does this mean Thanksgiving Day games will now be on CBS, FOX, and NBC? What about the NFL networks broadcasts of games? Also, will Thursday night Football be all season long starting next year (I remember reading the NFL was shopping that around just after the lockout).

  2. Yes, it looks like all three Thanksgiving games will be on the networks. There has been talk of an expanded Thursday night schedule for NFL Network as early as next season, although nothing has been officially announced.

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