American Football

NFL Network and NFL RedZone have been restored to US satellite television service Dish Network and its over-the-top offering Sling TV after NFL Media and Dish Network reached a new carriage agreement.

International subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports has retained its rights to the National Football League in Belgium, Luxembourg and Portugal

NBCUniversal is planning a company-wide media and marketing blitz on September 10 to support to the start of the 2020 National Football League season, happening that night on NBC Sports with the network’s c…

Verizon Media, along with subsidiary media entity Yahoo Sports, is debuting for the upcoming National Football League season a new co-watching experience designed to aid communal viewing of games during…

Sean McManus, CBS Sports chairman, said the network’s advertising sales for the upcoming National Football League season are on pace with last year, despite the global economic hit from the Covid-19 p…

L'Équipe, the Amaury Group-owned free-to-air digital terrestrial channel in France, has acquired rights to show a weekly match from American football’s National Football League.

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.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 has agreed a three-year deal for rights to the NFL’s Monday Night Football, SportBusiness understands. The deal is non-exclusive and runs from 2020 to 2022.

The National Football League has extended its programming partnership with US streaming service Pluto TV in a multiyear deal

Pay-television broadcaster Sky renewed its NFL media-rights deal in the UK and Ireland at an unchanged fee, SportBusiness Media understands.
USA

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.

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.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of the National Football League

The Walt Disney Company has announced a wide-ranging production deal with former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s production arm Ra Vision Media.

Dish Network has taken the NFL Network and NFL RedZone off of the US satellite television service and its over-the-top offering SlingTV, representing the latest carriage battle for the Colorado-based company

John Nallen, Fox Corp. chief operating officer, said the company is at a “very, very early stage” of negotiating a potential rights renewal with the National Football League.

Following the historic success of The Last Dance, ESPN has announced a new nine-part documentary series about legendary New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, which will be released in 2021

The National Football League has struck a three-year contract extension with Amazon in which the ecommerce giant will continue to stream "Thursday Night Football" through the 2022 season

The National Football League continued its strong 2020 Draft viewership momentum, completing the three-day event with its highest average audience ever

With sports fans starved for live content amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the first round of the 2020 National Football League Draft more than delivered on bullish expectations and set a new event…

A veteran ESPN producer says the upcoming National Football League Draft, being conducted in a virtual format for the first time due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, is the most complex event he’s ev…

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell will reveal the selections of the 2020 NFL Draft first round from his home in Westchester County, New York, as part of a “fully virtual” event. Th

National Football League team owners have voted to approve the expansion of the league's playoffs from 12 to 14 teams for the 2020 season

The National Football League and National Basketball Association announced they will offer free previews of their subscription digital products to fans free of charge amid the absence of any live sports…

In a potentially worrying landmark for the XFL, domestic television ratings for the spring-season American football league fell below the one-million mark for the first time over the weekend

The National Football League’s Cleveland Browns have reached a long-term contract extension with News 5 in which the local Northeast Ohio broadcaster will remain the team’s official flagship station for…

XFL, the new American football league that launched at the weekend, has continued its commercial activity by agreeing a deal with sports data and content company Sportradar

The National Football League's Los Angeles Chargers have signed a multi-year local broadcast partnership with CBS 2 Los Angeles

The revamped XFL is furthering its international reach by securing a deal with Canadian broadcaster TSN. TSN will be covering all the regular-season games plus the play-offs during the 2020 season

Fox Sports' broadcast of Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers averaged 99

Indian online sports platform FanCode has acquired streaming rights for the NFL in a multi-season deal with the American football league

Collective audience is smallest since 2009, bucking season-long audience improvement for league

Both title game, entire playoff series shows audience growth

First weekend of playoffs continues audience gains for the league shown during the regular season

Audience boost is second in a row after two years of decline, and comes despite poor team performance in top three markets

Thanksgiving Day matchup between Dallas and Buffalo is most-watched NFL regular-season game in three years

Resumption of classic Big 10 rivalry is big draw for network