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Facebook Watch-oriented deal continues tie between the most popular US pro sports league and the world's largest social media portal

Strong start to 2019 also extends to digital and social media, and merchandise sales

The Canadian Football League has reportedly signed a six-year extension of its long-running partnership with Canadian broadcaster TSN until 2025

American cinema chain AMC Theatres has announced it will air select out-of-market Sunday NFL games at a number of participating venues across the United States this season

Strong ratings performance for 2019 opening game gives NFL momentum heading into first full weekend of play

Australian commercial broadcaster Seven has signed a new deal for free-to-air coverage of the NFL American football league

Network extends fan engagement tool from prior efforts in soccer, golf, racing

League joins a fast-growing collection of major sports properties to align with short-form video platform

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
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Fox’s acquisition of broadcast rights to the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is the first step in the US media group’s rebuilding project after many of its assets were sold to Disney.

On the back of Twitter's purchase of the IPL rights tender and its announcement of several sports streaming deals in Asia-Pacific, Aneesh Madani talks to TV Sports Markets about the social media platform's future strategy regarding sports rights in the region.

The NFL has increased the value of its free-to-air deal in Germany with ProSiebenSat.1 by about 20 per cent, and looks set to double the value of its pay-television deal with DAZN.

The NFL secured a solid increase in the annual value of its digital rights in China from an exclusive deal with online streaming platform Tencent.

Sports broadcaster ESPN has struck an expanded rights agreement in Australia and New Zealand for the NFL American football league

The NFL has launched a new channel on US streaming service Pluto TV and renewed an agreement to continue distributing its NFL Network and NFL RedZone programming services on PlayStation Vue

Federal appellate court rules that lawsuit can proceed alleging NFL out-of-market game package restricts consumer choice

OTT platform FloSports has acquired rights for University of Massachusetts home American football games. The deal will cover the 2019 and 2020 seasons

OTT platform FloSports has signed a deal with New Mexico State University to broadcast its college American football matches until the end of the 2021 season

DAZN, the over-the-top video service operated by digital sports media company Perform, has set its sights on securing live National Football League rights in the United States

ESPN Brasil has acquired rights to the country’s domestic American football league, the Liga Brasil Futebol Americano (BFA).

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has extended its rights deal in the US with American 7s Football League, the first no helmets, no pads full-contact tackle American football league

Media company MVS has acquired rights in Mexico to the Canadian Football League

Joe Ianniello, the acting CBS chief executive, is confident the network will secure a renewal of its NFL rights from 2022, when they are scheduled to go to market.

The NFL Network has signed its first partnership with a collegiate athletic conference, by agreeing to a four-year pact with Conference USA (C-USA). Terms of the deal were not announced.

Disney chief executive Bob Iger has indicated an interest in purchasing the NFL Sunday Ticket package if it became available, according to a report

US sports broadcaster ESPN has agreed a deal to become a national rights partner of the Arena Football League. The contract covers all of the US-based league’s 2019 regular-season games.

The XFL has agreed multi-year rights deals with US sports broadcaster ESPN and the Fox Sports division of the Fox network as the new American football league prepares for its 2020 launch

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

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.

The NFL is looking to expand its Sunday Ticket package for out-of-market games beyond its exclusive deal with DirecTV and into the digital frontier

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

The NFL American football league, together with some of its US rights partners, is considering reworking its Sunday-afternoon packages, according to Variety

ESPN's decision to broadcast two hours of the NFL Scouting Combine – a week-long showcase where college football players perform physical and mental skills in front of coaches, general managers and sc…

The lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history led to predictably low television ratings. The New England Patriots' 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium averaged a 44

A day after announcing a multi-platform broadcast deal with Turner Sports, the Alliance of American Football has confirmed a media partnership with the NFL Network

Just two weeks ahead of its inaugural season, the Alliance of American Football has signed a multi-year, multi-platform broadcast deal with Turner Sports

Sunday's NFL conference championship games resulted in massive ratings for CBS and Fox after they both went to overtime