We said to stay tuned, and you didn’t have to stay tuned for long.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello discloses via Twitter that the league has approved nine-year extensions — nine-year extensions — with NBC, CBS, and FOX.
The deals are expected to be worth $1 billion per year, each. That equates to (abacus engaged) more than $3 billion per year.
Given the two remaining years on the existing deals, the NFL now has contracts with NBC, CBS, and FOX through the 2022 season.
That’s two years longer than the current CBA.
The league previously extended its deal with ESPN for Monday Night Football. It’s believed that NBC, CBS, and FOX will have the same packages, with NBC broadcasting Sunday Night Football, FOX airing the NFC games, and CBS keeping the AFC contests.