$2 Billion Football

    • Fox currently pays approximately $1.1 billion for its Sunday football pacakge.
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Fox is willing to spend up to $2 billion to maintain its rights to NFL Sunday action. This would nearly double the $1.08 billion per year Fox currently pays for the NFC slate of games.

The conference includes teams from all three major media markets: New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. But now featuring Tom Brady alongside other ratings powerhouses like the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, other broadcasters are reportedly looking to get a piece of the NFC action.

NFL rights deals start expiring at the end of next season with “Monday Night Football,” while the rest are up at the conclusion of 2022. As FOS reported last month, Disney is also making a strong push to bring ABC back to the NFL TV lineup.

Current Rights Deals:

  • “Monday Night Football” — $1.90 billion per year, ESPN
  • AFC Sunday Package — $1.09 billion per year, CBS
  • NFC Sunday Package — $1.08 billion per year, Fox
  • “Sunday Night Football” — $960 million per year, NBC
  • “Thursday Night Football” $660 million per year, Fox