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Thursday Night Football to Move to Fox Next Season

New Deal to Start This Fall

The NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” will have a new home in 2018 and for the foreseeable future, moving from CBS and NBC to Fox effective next fall. Fox will broadcast 11 Thursday night games in 2018 as part of a deal that runs through the 2022 season. The games also will be seen on NFL Network, as in the past, and the cable network solely will televise the seven Thursday night games that Fox doesn’t.

The digital rights, last held by Amazon, still are up for grabs.

Fox is reportedly paying out more than $60 million per game in this new deal, according to ESPN, which is up significantly from the $45 million that CBS and NBC paid for each game in the 2017-2018 season.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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