NFL renews deals with FOX, CBS and NBC through 2022
New York, NY – The National Football League agreed to nine- year extensions with CBS, FOX and NBC on Wednesday.
The nine-year terms are the longest for NFL television agreements with over- the-air broadcast partners, surpassing the eight-year deals signed with CBS, FOX and ABC from 1998-2005.
The new agreements run through the 2022 season.
"CBS, FOX and NBC have served NFL fans with the highest-quality television production," Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "The networks will continue their outstanding coverage of the NFL while also helping to deliver more football to more fans using the best and most current technology."
The NFL will expand its Thursday night package of games on NFL Network beginning next year.
CBS will continue to televise the AFC package on Sunday afternoons, while FOX continues with the NFC package.
"Sunday Night Football" will stay on NBC, which will continue to televise the Thursday night NFL season kickoff game to open each season. It will add the annual Thanksgiving prime-time game starting in 2012.
CBS, FOX and NBC will each televise three Super Bowls during the term of the agreements, continuing the current rotation. NBC will carry Super Bowl XLIX (49) in Glendale, Arizona in 2015, Super Bowl LII (52) in 2018 and Super Bowl LV (55) in 2021. CBS will broadcast Super Bowl L (50) in 2016, Super Bowl LIII (53) in 2019 and Super Bowl LVI (56) in 2022. FOX will televise Super Bowl LI (51) in 2017, Super Bowl LIV (54) in 2020 and Super Bowl LVII (57) in 2023.
"These agreements underscore the NFL's unique commitment to broadcast television that no other sport has," Goodell said. "The agreements would not have been possible without our new 10-year labor agreement and the players deserve great credit."