After All The Hoopla, ATAS Ends Up Extending Current TV Deal For Primetime Emmys Until 2018

May 5, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) has extended its current TV deal for the Primetime Emmys until 2018, ATAS has announced.

The announcement said, "The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and representatives from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC announced this evening that the Television Academy’s contract with the four broadcast networks to televise the Primetime Emmy® Awards has been extended through 2018. The Primetime Emmy® Awards will continue a ‘wheel rotation’ with each of the four broadcast networks, beginning with FOX for the 2011 telecast and continuing with ABC, CBS and NBC, respectively. The networks will pay a license fee of at least $8.25 million for the program, for a guaranteed $66 million over the course of the eight-year deal."

The announcement added, "…Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett has been selected to executive produce the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, which airs Sunday, September 18, on FOX."

To read the entire annoucement, please click here.

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