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Fox lands NFL's 'Thursday Night Football'

Fox lands NFL's 'Thursday Night Football'”

It's the longest broadcast deal for the Thursday games since they began airing on NFL Network in 2006. Sources say the contract - which entitles Fox to broadcast 11 games on Thursday each season from Week 4 to Week 15, not including Thanksgiving night - is worth an average of more than $660 million a year. The NFL is still taking bids for the digital rights, with Amazon and Twitter expected to be among the bidders. SBD reported Fox bid more than the $45 million per game CBS and NBC paid the league to air 10 games in 2017.

The NFL's Thursday Night Football deal with FOX might be officially announced as early as Wednesday, potentially sharing rights with the NFL's own network.

Thursday Night Football's days on CBS and NBC are over ... at least for the next five years.

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This deal covers expanded digital rights, enabling Fox Sports to distribute both Thursday Night Football and its Sunday games to Fox subscribers over a wide array of digital platforms, including mobile phones for the first time. Goodell told reporters on a media call that the National Football League will work with Fox when determining its next digital partner. The NFL subsequently split the games between CBS and NBC, in a deal that played havoc with both networks' fall schedules and gave NBC more leverage in commanding higher ad prices, because its games aired closer to the holiday season. NBC's Thursday night games ranked fifth.

Given that "New Fox" will be a much smaller company after the pending $52.4B deal with Disney, shelling out for rights could have a "disproportionate impact on earnings" at Fox, Nathanson wrote. Fox would keep its Fox broadcast network, Fox Sports and FS1 cable network, leaving it more reliant on live sports broadcasts to draw audiences.

Despite the comparatively good TV ratings, the Thursday night games have been criticized from all sides.



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