NFL Awards Rights to ‘Thursday Night Football’

Feb 1, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The National Football League has settled on who will carry “Thursday Night Football” for the next two seasons. TVNewsCheck reports that the league entered into a deal to split the games between NBC and CBS.

The deal is for a 10-game package, which will be simulcast on the NFL Network. CBS had the rights to an eight-game “TNF” package during the past season, which was also simulcast on NFL Network.

For the next two seasons, the NFL Network will have its own slate of eight Thursday night games in addition to the simulcasts with NBC and CBS.

Terms of the deal were not released, but media reports indicate that CBS and NBC paid a combined $500 million for the rights, an increase from the $300 million reportedly paid by CBS in the previous season.


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