Wednesday, January 20, 2021

NFL’S THURSDAY NIGHT PACKAGE MAY BE A HARD SELL

January 17, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

The NFL has some serious strings attached to its offer to allow several of the Thursday-night games that it carries on its own channel to be carried by another broadcast or cable network. Sports Business Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported that the NFL won’t grant exclusivity to the winning bidder but wants it to simulcast the games with the NFL Network. The publication said, “Industry sources over the last few days were surprised by the league’s demand and were looking into how much they would have to offer with that stipulation.” Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times reported today that the NFL wants the winning bidder not only to produce the games that it carries but also all of the games that air just on the NFL network.