ESPN Cuts Ten Year, $15 Billion Broadcast Deal With NFL
Posted on September 10, 2011
ESPN has cut a long-term ten year broadcast deal with the NFL that will last through the 2021 season. The New York Times reports that ESPN will pay $15.2 billion for the broadcast rights, which is about $1.9 million a year.
Bloomberg reports that ESPN will also get the rights to broadcast the NFL draft and the Pro Bowl. ESPN will continue to broadcast Monday Night Football which averages a large 10.5 million households each week.
ESPN also landed the rights to broadcast games in 3-D, which could be big deal in the future as more consumers buy 3-D enabled televisions.