NFL renews TV offers with CBS, Fox, NBC for 9 extra years, cash reportedly concerned
CBS, FOX & NBC Sunday packages prolonged via 2022 season – longest-ever NFL agreements with over-air broadcast companions
The Nationwide Soccer League has agreed to 9-yr extensions of its Sunday broadcast tv packages with CBS, FOX and NBC that may hold NFL video games on free, over-the-air tv, Commissioner Roger Goodell introduced at present. The 9-yr phrases are the longest for NFL tv agreements with over-the-air broadcast companions, surpassing the eight-yr offers signed with CBS, FOX and ABC from 1998-2005.
The brand new agreements run by way of the 2022 season. The NFL’s present tv agreements expire following the 2013 season.
The agreements additionally allow the NFL to broaden its Thursday night time package deal of video games on NFL Community starting subsequent yr. The variety of further Thursday night time video games has not been decided.
The NFL is the one sports activities league that delivers all of its video games – common-season and playoffs – on free, over-the-air tv. (ESPN’s Monday night time and NFL Community’s Thursday night time cable video games are required by contract to be carried on over-the-air, broadcast stations within the cities of the collaborating groups, topic to native blackout guidelines).
CBS will televise the American Soccer Convention package deal of Sunday afternoon video games that it acquired in 1998. CBS first started televising NFL video games in 1956 and carried the NFC package deal from 1970 by way of 1993.
FOX will proceed with the Nationwide Soccer Convention package deal of Sunday afternoon video games that it acquired in 1994.
NBC will once more carry the Sunday Night time Soccer package deal of primetime video games that it acquired in 2006. NBC will proceed to televise the Thursday night time NFL season Kickoff recreation to open every season and can add the annual Thanksgiving primetime recreation beginning in 2012.
Versatile scheduling – which ensures high quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots and provides groups an opportunity to play their approach onto primetime on NBC and into the late-afternoon four:15 PM ET time slot on CBS and FOX – stays a viewer-pleasant aspect of the community broadcast agreements. Will probably be expanded in 2014, together with the power to maneuver video games between CBS and FOX to deliver regional video games to wider audiences. Additional particulars on enhanced versatile scheduling can be developed with the networks.
CBS, FOX and NBC will every televise three Tremendous Bowls through the time period of the agreements, persevering with the present rotation. NBC will carry Tremendous Bowl XLIX (forty nine) in Glendale, Arizona in 2015, Tremendous Bowl LII (fifty two) in 2018 and Tremendous Bowl LV (fifty five) in 2021. CBS will broadcast Tremendous Bowl L (50) in 2016, Tremendous Bowl LIII (fifty three) in 2019 and Tremendous Bowl LVI (fifty six) in 2022. FOX will televise Tremendous Bowl LI (fifty one) in 2017, Tremendous Bowl LIV (fifty four) in 2020 and Tremendous Bowl LVII (fifty seven) in 2023.
“These agreements underscore the NFL’s distinctive dedication to broadcast tv that no different sport has,” Commissioner Goodell stated. “The agreements wouldn’t have been potential with out our new 10-yr labor settlement and the gamers deserve nice credit score. Lengthy-time period labor peace is permitting the NFL to proceed to develop and the most important beneficiaries are the gamers and followers.”
Commissioner Goodell stated NFL followers ought to anticipate ongoing innovation from the NFL and its TV companions.
“CBS, FOX and NBC have served NFL followers with the very best-high quality tv manufacturing,” Commissioner Goodell stated. “The networks will proceed their excellent protection of the NFL whereas additionally serving to to ship extra soccer to extra followers utilizing the most effective and most present know-how.”
Earlier this season, the NFL and ESPN reached an eight-yr extension to maintain Monday Night time Soccer on ESPN via the 2021 season.
NFL video games are 23 of the 25 most-watched packages amongst all tv exhibits this fall and draw greater than twice as many common viewers as broadcast primetime exhibits.
CBS Sports activities Stays Broadcast House of NFL’s American Soccer Convention
NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Nationwide Soccer League introduced at present that CBS has been awarded a brand new 9-yr broadcast rights settlement that runs by means of the 2022 season. Within the new deal, CBS Sports activities stays the printed house of the NFL’s American Soccer Convention (AFC). As well as, as a part of the NFL’s expanded “versatile scheduling,” CBS may also broadcast video games from the Nationwide Soccer Convention (NFC). This would be the first time CBS will broadcast AFC and NFC matchups in the identical season. CBS will broadcast Tremendous Bowl L in 2016, Tremendous Bowl LIII in 2019 and Tremendous Bowl LVI in 2022, along with Tremendous Bowl XLVII in New Orleans in 2013.
“The NFL supplies terrific, thrilling programming to our viewers week-in and week-out,” stated Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Government Officer, CBS Company. “No different franchise delivers scores the best way an NFL recreation does. The League has confirmed again and again that it understands the significance of a wholesome broadcast companion, and this historic new settlement strengthens that partnership. As well as, the deal continues CBS’s means to be worthwhile with the NFL all through the approaching decade and past.”
“CBS has been broadcasting the NFL for fifty two years, and we’re extraordinarily happy to increase our lengthy-time period partnership,” stated Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports activities. “This dedication is additional proof of the valued relationship CBS shares with the NFL and of the general power of CBS Sports activities. The chance so as to add high quality NFC video games enormously enhances our tv package deal. We look ahead to continued progress as we broadcast the NFL for a lot of extra years to return.”
Twelve of CBS’s 14 owned stations are in NFL markets, together with New York, San Francisco/Oakland, Boston, Miami, Denver, Pittsburgh and Baltimore, that are all AFC markets.
This new deal is the longest ever with the NFL and its broadcast companions, surpassing the eight-yr deal from 1998-2005. CBS Sports activities, which first started televising NFL common-season video games in 1956 and this season marks its 52nd season, had broadcast rights to the Nationwide Soccer Convention package deal from 1970 by way of 1993. The Community started televising American Soccer Convention video games in 1998.