The NFL announced that it has signed long-term agreements with media partners Amazon, CBS, ESPN/ABC, FOX, and NBC to distribute NFL games across TV and digital platforms, along with additional media rights.
The new agreements will begin with the 2023 season and run through the 2033 season. The deal will expand the NFL’s digital footprint to reach a broader audience while maintaining its commitment to keep all games on over-the-air television.
"These new media deals will provide our fans even greater access to the games they love. We're proud to grow our partnerships with the most innovative media companies in the market," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. "Along with our recently completed labor agreement with the NFLPA, these distribution agreements bring an unprecedented era of stability to the league and will permit us to continue to grow and improve our game."
The NFL's new media agreements will also see the Super Bowl air on four different networks.
Through the 10-year deal, three Super Bowls will be hosted by CBS (2023, 2027, 2031), FOX (2024, 2028, 2032) and NBC (2025, 2029, 2033), while ABC (2026, 2030) will carry two.
The agreements will also increase the flexibility of Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football games in the aim to put the most meaningful games in primetime slots.
In the NFL's first all-digital package, Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football across hundreds of compatible digital devices.
CBS will maintain rights for the American Football Conference (AFC) package of Sunday afternoon games and will be streamed live on Paramount+, its flagship streaming service.
ESPN will continue to be the home of Monday Night Football with ESPN+ subscribers also able to stream one International Series game on an exclusive national basis each season. ESPN can also simulcast all ABC and ESPN games on ESPN+.
FOX will also maintain its National Football Conference (NFC) package of Sunday afternoon games that it acquired in 1994. It also expanded digital rights to include its AVOD streaming platform, Tubi, to deliver NFL programming on digital platforms.
NBC will continue to air Sunday Night Football and simulcast games on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service. It will also air an exclusive feed of a select number of games during the span of the deal.
The NFL Network will continue to televise a select schedule of exclusive NFL games on a yearly basis.
These new agreements will provide fans with more ways to watch NFL games than before with the NFL having the most valuable content in sports and entertainment.