TV RIGHTS CLIPS 2: NFL, MLB, NBA, Australian cricket, women’s golf and more

American Football: US networks CBS, Fox and NBC acquired rights for the NFL in nine-year deals, from 2014-15 to 2022-23, worth a combined $3.1bn (€2.4bn) per year. This is a 63-per-cent increase on the three broadcasters’ current deals, worth $1.9bn per year. Fox agreed to pay $1.1bn per year, up from $725m, to retain its package of games from the National Football Conference, which includes big-market teams in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington DC. CBS will pay just over $1bn per year for rights for the American Football Conference, up from $650m. NBC will pay about $950m per year, up from $650m. NBC will continue to show the Sunday Night Football package of primetime games, the season-opening game and Thanksgiving primetime match. NBC also secured access to NFL footage for use in pre-game shows on the NBC Sports Network cable channel. CBS, Fox and NBC will each televise three Super Bowls during the term of the deals, continuing the current rotation.

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