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NFL announces new 11-season broadcast deal

Deal will start with 2023 season and be worth $10 BILLION annually.

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The NFL announced on Thursday that it has reached an agreement with its various media partners on a new broadcast deal.

The agreement, which will begin in the 2023 season and run through the 2033 season, will be worth $10 billion annually, according to Sports Business Journal.

According to Grant Gordon at NFL.com, the highlights of the agreement include:

  • Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive home to Thursday Night Football.
  • CBS will keep its coverage of the AFC coverage and will simulcast games on Paramount+.
  • ESPN will keep Monday Night Football, can simulcast games on ESPN+, and ESPN+ subscribers will also have the opportunity to stream one International Series game each season.
  • FOX will keep its coverage of the NFC, and has expanded its digital rights to included its streaming platform, Tubi.
  • NBC will keep Sunday Night Football and will simulcast games on its streaming service, Peacock, which will also air an exclusive feed of a select number of games over the span of the agreement.
  • NFL Network will continue to air a select schedule of exclusive games annually.
  • There will be increased opportunities for both Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football to flex games each season starting in Week 12.
  • ESPN will also have three Monday night doubleheaders during the season, as well as a Saturday doubleheader on the final weekend of the season, according to ESPN.

Now that the league has signed a new deal, the CBA allows the owners to add a 17th game to the schedule as early as this season, which they will decide on during the annual league meeting later this month, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero:

There has also been a report that Sunday Ticket will be moving to ESPN+ when the league’s agreement with DirecTV ends after the 2022 season, but that appears to be nothing more than a rumor at the moment.

It is good to be an NFL owner.