ESPN Nabs Expanded Rights In New NFL Deal

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT) -- The National Football League and ESPN Inc. said Thursday they had reached an expansive new deal reportedly worth $15 billion to keep "Monday Night Football" at the sports network for another eight years.

The agreement, which starts in 2014, includes not only eight more seasons of the popular football series — which averaged 10 1/2 million homes per game in 2010 — but also gives the ABC Inc.-owned network rights to more NFL studio programming, highlight clips, the Pro Bowl and the NFL draft, and a...
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