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 by majik
2 weeks ago
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United States of America   New Jersey
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If I were ABC/ESPN/DISNEY I would balk at paying more for the crappy MNF package too and they aren’t even in the SB rotation.

SNF gets the marquee matchups and MNF maybe lucks into a few good games, but most of their matchups are crappy games no one outside the two teams playing bother to watch.

 by St. Loser Fan
2 weeks ago
 Total posts:   7050  
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United States of America   LA Coliseum
Hall of Fame

majik wrote:If I were ABC/ESPN/DISNEY I would balk at paying more for the crappy MNF package too and they aren’t even in the SB rotation.

SNF gets the marquee matchups and MNF maybe lucks into a few good games, but most of their matchups are crappy games no one outside the two teams playing bother to watch.


I can’t remember the last time I watched a MNF game that wasn’t the Rams.

 by sloramfan
2 weeks ago
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United States of America   cen coast cal
Pro Bowl

"i can't remember the last time i watched a MNF game that wasn't the rams"...

lol, me too.. :o :lol2:

go rams

slo

 by Hacksaw
1 week ago
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United States of America   AT THE BEACH
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BSPN thought it would be a pawn in Igers relo plan too. Trending fail.

 by PARAM
1 week ago
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Barbados   Just far enough North of Philadelphia
Hall of Fame

Is there anybody who still likes ESPN? I mean as a sports network they've gone downhill. All the people who made them what they were are gone except for Berman and his act was old a decade ago. Car Shield ads? Need I say more?

Time for the NFL to step into the 21st century. Stick with Fox, CBS, NBC and sell Bezos the rights to NFL Ticket. First year will be free to Prime Members. Conspiracy theories? Perhaps Bezos is stepping down because he wants NFL Ticket for Amazon and the Washington Redskins for himself. No conflict of interest problems. :D

 by St. Loser Fan
1 week ago
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United States of America   LA Coliseum
Hall of Fame

Some further info from a part on radio this morning:
-ESPN/Disney will probably overpay for crappy MNF again since they can't just pay for highlights. But the current CEO came from the theme park side. Former CEO Iger was always entertainment. So who knows what's going on?
-no change with the CBS, Fox, NBC on weekends.
-Sunday Ticket is most likely toast with AT&T.
-Apple, Netflix etc aren't very interested right now in anything.
-Fox has lost a lot of enthusiasm for Thursday night games. One option is some sort of Amazon/NFL Network/Paramount+ blend.

Cap rise will be incremental. Plus they could borrow from future funding to cover COVID shortages. So don't expect $300 million caps in 2021.

 by Kid Charlamagne
1 week ago
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United States of America   LA Coliseum
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PARAM wrote:I've acutally been waiting for somebody to outbid Directv for NFLTicket. In the beginning it was great....well it's still great to have....but what I mean is Directv was great. I could get by with losing reception sometimes with extremely heavy rain but for some reason, it never happened during a Rams game. But Comcast and Verizon often canvas my neighborhood and I tell them right away before they waste much breath...."you don't have NFL Ticket. When you get that, come back and I'll sign up in a heartbeat". I actually have Xfinity in Florida and I like it but in PA I have to have NFL Ticket for football season. When I'm down here towards the end of the season, I stream Rams games on the Directv app on my TV. But I've been praying either Comcast or Verizon (or hopefull Amazon) gets NFL Ticket. Since AT & T bought Directv, they have gone downhill faster than a Polar Bear cub out of his mother's womb on an ice covered hill.

I’ve never been able to justify switching to direct tv just for the nfl, if there was a way to get just nfl I would of done it but something about getting strong armed into direct tv when all I want is football kinda pissed me off. The nfl is the big winner as networks try to hang on to content and streaming services seem perfectly willing to pony up big money. If I was able to just buy rams games I would do it in a second but I would probably watch whatever team is on in this market as well, this seems simple but will it ever happen.

 by Elvis
1 week ago
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United States of America   Los Angeles
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https://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/S ... N-NFL.aspx

Disney, NFL reach agreement on new rights deal

BY JOHN OURAND
Friday, February 26, 2021

Disney and the NFL have reached a broad agreement on a new media rights deal that will see ESPN renew “MNF” and ABC return to the Super Bowl rotation for the first time since ‘06, according to sources. Contracts still have not been signed, but the two sides have smoothed over enough differences that a deal is very close at hand.

Sources said Disney is expected to pay an increase of up to 30% from its current deal, which based on an average of $2B per year would equate to around $2.6B. An agreement comes after news leaked last week of a stalemate between the two sides, which initially were so far apart in price that some ESPNers questioned whether to cut a deal.

The increase that Disney will pay is far below the other networks -- as Fox, CBS and NBC all are seeing the average annual value of their contracts double. ESPN is paying the highest rights fee in the current deal and the increase aligns Disney’s NFL package closer to its broadcast competitors.

Disney will pay more than other media companies for its “MNF” package, and the network will retain the highly coveted highlight rights, which provide year-round programming for ESPN’s studio shows. An undetermined number of regular-season games will be simulcast on ABC, which will produce a Super Bowl for the first time since ‘06.

Disney was the last linchpin for the NFL, which already had reached broad agreements with CBS, Fox and NBC. Media execs are optimistic that the league formally will announce all of its media deals at some point next week.

The new deals will look a lot like the old deals, with CBS and Fox keeping their Sunday afternoon packages and NBC keeping “SNF.” Sources said that CBS, Fox and NBC will be paying around $2B per year for their packages, a massive increase essentially doubling their current deals.

The biggest change will be with “TNF,” which will move from Fox to Amazon Prime and NFL Network. It is unclear what Amazon would be paying.

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