American Football

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

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

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

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.

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

US broadcast network Fox has announced it has already sold out all its advertising inventory for Super Bowl LIV, which is scheduled to take place at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020

The Fox network is reportedly charging between $5.5m (€4.9m) and $5.6m for an in-game Super Bowl LIV commercial for the showpiece event at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

The National Football League Players Association and NFL Media have agreed to a multi-year deal to broadcast the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl live on NFL Network through 2024

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

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