When the NFL strikes new deals with ABC/ESPN, CBS, Fox, and NBC, the most interesting aspect of the upcoming agreement is that Amazon may still continue to have a large share of the “Thursday Night Football” program.
In December last year, the “Post” reported that the trend of transactions here would exceed $100 billion. On Friday, the “Sports Business Journal” stated that the National Football League (NFL) and Disney (Disney) reached a broad agreement, including the extension of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” and within eight to ten years The Super Bowls held on the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The NFL said the report was incorrect.
According to officials familiar with the matter, no matter where the transaction is, to be precise, it is likely to be officially announced as soon as next week. It will happen soon.
The following is a four-point summary of the NFL̵
1. What is the entrance fee for Amazon?
In 1993, Fox paid $400 million a year to remove NFC packages from CBS. This is a bit at a loss. And, by doing so, it helped Fox join NBC, ABC and CBS as the main network.
In the next transaction, the Amazon part is the most interesting. The more exclusivity it has, the more likely it is that the NFL will get more money.
Fox currently has a “Thursday Night” package, which was previously held by CBS and NBC. None of them wanted it this time.
If Amazon obtains exclusive national agency rights in 11 games on Fox, how much will the current annual US$650 million of the “Thursday Night” program increase?
If the NFL somehow earned more than $1 billion, it would be a feat considering that everyone before it didn’t want it. If the NFL network is still playing games at the same time, then Amazon’s value will fall.
2. Who will get the NFL Sunday tickets?
The Sunday ticket allows fans to watch any game. It has been on DirecTV for years, which recently reported a net loss of $2.5 billion related to Sunday ticketing. ESPN+ and Amazon Prime may play an important role, but not all subscription services can be completely excluded. Customers can pay $300 for the entire season. Very good, this will change the rules of the game, because previously you had to have DirecTV to access all commercially available games.
3. ABC returns to the Super Bowl
As far as we know, ABC’s first Super Bowl game may be played at the end of the next cycle. National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has requirements for next year’s transaction, followed by Fox.
This may change, but we heard that it will be released on CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC. This means that ABC will hold the Super Bowl in 2027. If that’s the case, it’s not tomorrow.
4. The more things change, the more they stay the same
Although we still need to look at the completed transactions for a comprehensive assessment, there is still a lot of discussion about how everything has changed in the media.
Amazon’s potential involvement is wide-ranging, but, as we reported last year, these transactions will continue into the next decade. It’s been a long time.
In most cases, the way you watch the game will remain the same. So, in essence, we have pressed the pause button while watching sports. In most cases, Sunday will be spent on Fox and CBS, while Sunday night will be spent on NBC, and Monday will be spent on ESPN and ABC.