NFL (National Football League)
NFL media deals show the way for rights-holders on deck in the US
The NFL has shown that a little flexibility goes a long way in the US, securing like-for-like growth of about 80-per-cent by allowing partners to use the NFL as a central pillar of their respective streaming platforms.
NFL ‘poised to generate’ more than $100bn in new domestic rights deals
The National Football League is poised to generate more than $100bn (€82bn) in a series of new long-term domestic television rights deals, further highlighting just how powerful the sports property is t…
NFL rights fee falls in France in beIN renewal
The National Football League has seen a fall in its media-rights income from France in the 2020-23 cycle driven by a decline in the value of its deal with pay-television broadcaster beIN, SportBusiness Media understands.
Eleven retains NFL rights in three European countries, beIN renews in France
International subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports has retained its rights to the National Football League in Belgium, Luxembourg and Portugal
O2 acquires NFL rights in Czech Republic, Slovakia from Network4
Pay-television broadcaster O2 has acquired rights to the NFL in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and will make content available via Digi Slovakia’s Premier Sport channel.
Amazon’s NFL renewal unlikely to herald major push in next cycle
The Thursday Night Football renewal between US tech and retail giant Amazon and the National Football League makes sense for both parties. But it does not mark a staging post from which Amazon could disrupt the make-up of the NFL’s main media-rights partners in the next cycle, US media experts say.
NFL faces challenge to grow linear, OTT revenues in key non-US markets
The NFL League is at a pivotal moment in its distribution of media rights outside the US. Deals in two of the league’s most important overseas territories, the UK and China, are up for renewal. The league is also thought to be looking for a new partner for its rights across Europe.
FanCode acquires NFL streaming rights in India
Indian online sports platform FanCode has acquired streaming rights for the NFL in a multi-season deal with the American football league
NFL Data Report, 2019
In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of the National Football League
NFL eyes further brand boost with ProSiebenSat.1 FTA renewal in DACH
The NFL renewed its free-to-air deal in DACH with German media group ProSiebenSat.1 without going to market as it looks to grow further in the region, having been impressed with the broadcaster’s ability to build the league’s brand and audience.
ProSiebenSat.1 renews NFL rights in Germany, Austria
German media group ProSiebenSat.1 has renewed its free-to-air NFL rights in Germany and Austria, signing a new multi-year contract beginning in the 2020 season
Yahoo Fantasy Football mobile app to stream live NFL games
US telco Verizon will expand its streaming-rights deal with the NFL to incorporate the Yahoo Fantasy Football app on smartphones and tablets from the 2019 season
NFL hits out at AT&T over U-verse, DirecTV Now carriage talks
The NFL has hit back at US telco AT&T after the latter’s decision to remove the NFL Network and Red Zone channels from its U-verse TV and DirecTV Now platforms.
CBS and NBC agree to swap Super Bowl telecasts in 2021 and 2022
In order for NBC to align the 2022 Super Bowl with the Beijing Winter Olympics, the network has agreed a deal to switch its next telecast of the NFL showpiece game with CBS
NFL ratings show green shoots of recovery
The NFL has reported a rise in domestic television ratings for the 2018 regular season so far, following two years of decline. Through the first 12 weeks of play, the NFL said games are averaging 15.
Lions victory over Patriots helps NFL ratings continue resurgence
After last year's ratings dip, the NFL's audience figures continue to show signs of a resurgence following week 3 of the season. On Sunday afternoon, the Cowboys-Seahawks match on Fox earned a 15.
Eleven Sports adds NFL to Portuguese line-up
International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has broadened its portfolio in Portugal by acquiring rights to American football league the NFL