The three broadcast networks currently affiliated with the NFL will continue to do so after extending their contracts with the league through 2022. Current deals were to expire after the 2013 season.
The move keeps the NFL where it is on your TV for the most part, with a few exceptions. CBS and Fox will continue to air AFC and NFC contests, respectively, while NBC will continue its big Sunday night primetime matchup. The three will also continue to rotate Super Bowl coverage.
What's changing? NBC takes over the Thanksgiving Authentic Preston Brown Jersey primetime clash from NFL Network. And NFL Net, the league's own enterprise, will start airing Thursday night clashes earlier in the season. It currently starts at Week 10; the new earlier week is still "To be determined".
There are also major changes to flex scheduling where networks get to trade a bad game for a more exciting matchup. NBC currently indulges in this starting with Week 10 but that will now be earlier. And CBS and Fox will get to flex their muscles more by being allowed to grab contests from the opposite conference for the late game when they have the doubleheader. timeslot.
There's also a change affecting the playoffs. NBC is trading one of its games on the first day of the playoffs, where it currently airs a doubleheader, for a matchup the following week.
Of course, what's also changing is the money. Current contracts give the league just under $2 billion a year, but that will now grow to over $3 billion. Part of that is from ESPN which extended its Monday Night contract earlier this year. Another part is from DirecTV which will continue to offer Sunday Ticket to fans who are unsatisfied with local offerings on Fox and CBS.
Still the Authentic Ross Cockrell Jersey good news is most coverage will remain on broadcast networks allowing those without cable or satellite to tune in. Apparently that can still happen, as long as you've got $3 billion lying around.
So you can plan on most 49ers and Raiders contests to air right where they are now, and for a lot of important national matchups scheduled opposite them not to air here. Whether you think that's good or bad news, it'll last for another decade, so plan accordingly.
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