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News Comment #2

Posted in News Comments by Joshua on the September 8, 2011

With the NFL kicking off its season tonight, I decided that and NFL news comment would be appropriate.

According to the NY Times, ESPN and NFL have reached an agreement to extend their Monday Night Football deal. The deal also includes an option for the NFL to put a wild card playoff game and possibly a Super Bowl on the mother-ship (Dan Patrick of Fox Sports Radio calls ESPN the mother-ship to describing how ESPN dominates sporting news).

The deal means that MNF will be held on ESPN through the 2021 season. ESPN is not getting the show for cheap. It will cost the 1.9 billion a year, but in the minds of the top men at ESPN “We do not have a more important deal than the N.F.L.” The Deal also provided ESPN the right to show 500 more hours per year of NFL shows, including NFL LIVE and NFL Sunday Countdown. Only NFL Network will hold more air time for the NFL than ESPN.

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  1.   fuglsang said,

    on September 9th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    This story is important to many people, mostly fans of the NFL. But the idea of the SuperBowl on a cable channel is kind of interesting. Probably not a big deal, but there are still many people who don’t have cable/satellite. Would the move affect profit?

    Where would you send me for more insight?