Report: NFL and Disney Close To Broadcast Agreement
Sources say Disney and the National Football League have a tentative deal that includes Monday Night Football, highlight access, and Super Bowl rights…
As you’ve read previously, news posted by TheDisInsider.com falls on the right side of the factual way more often than not.
It appears that Disney and the NFL are close to finalizing a deal over broadcasting rights as their previous contract draws to an end… According to sources, the new deal would continue to air Monday Night Football on the Disney-owned ESPN. This deal would also include the right to rebroadcast highlights from all NFL games on ESPN… Disney also wants ABC to be added back to the rotating list of networks that carry the Super Bowl every year. Currently, the networks that air the big game are NBC, CBS, and FOX, who rotate each year.
Obviously, nothing is official until it is official. Still, Sports Business Journal cites multiple sources who report The Mouse would pony up 30% more than in its previous NFL deal. That would return to the Super Bowl fold for the first time since 2006.
And for his final analysis of the deal, Nyberg wrote:
While a small detail here or there may differ from the final terms, it appears that Disney’s ABC and ESPN will continue to broadcast Monday Night Football, they will continue to have access to highlights, and they will be added to the Super Bowl rotation, all for the small increase of 30%.
Seems like a bargain to this guy.
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