New Thursday Night Football contract splits season between CBS & NBC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – “Thursday Night Football” will air on both CBS and NBC next season.
The NFL announced Monday that it had agreed to a two-year deal with the networks. CBS had broadcast games in partnership with NFL Network the past two seasons.
CBS and NBC will each air five Thursday matchups in 2016 and ’17, increasing the number of games on traditional broadcast TV from eight to 10 per season. Those will again be simulcast on NFL Network.
NFL Network will still televise eight games exclusively, which will include late-season Saturday matchups and other to-be-determined games.
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