Disney, NFL Sketch Renewal Terms for ‘Monday Night Football’

Walt Disney Company and the National Football League have reached a tentative agreement on a new rights deal that will keep "Monday Night Football" at ESPN, according to a person familiar with the matter, and put ABC into the Super Bowl rotation for the first time in more than 15 years.
"We don’t negotiate through the media," an NFL spokesman said, adding, "There will be no further comment.” ESPN declined to make executives available for comment. Broad terms of the pact, including the price increase for the rights and the number of years it will cover, could not be immediately learned.
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and ViacomCBS. Disney's current deal with the NFL is slated to lapse at the end of next season, a year ahead of contracts with NBCUniversal, Fox Corp. All the networks with rights to broadcast professional football are expected to pay significant increases to keep the NFL on board.  ESPN’s rights to broadcast “Monday Night Football” are believed to cost around $1.9 billion per year, compared to $1.1 billion paid in the previous contract that ended in 2013.
Sports Business Journal previously reported the new agreement. The two sides have not signed formal contracts, this person cautioned, and the pact could fall apart, but it's widely acknowledged that the terms of a new agreement are in place.

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