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  • Fox Sports spends billions on NFL coverage

    20 May 2009 | NewsFootball, Media Rights Contract

    The NFL has secured more than US$2.6 billion in broadcast rights for the next two years, with more than US$1.4 million coming from an extension of the league’s deal with Fox Sports.Last season, Fox averaged 17 million viewers per NFL game, and has made the NFL coverage the basis of… [Read more]

  • NFL does US$1.26 billion deal with CBS

    20 May 2009 | NewsMedia Rights, Football Contract

    A US$1.2 billion deal between the NFL and CBS combines with the league’s agreement with Fox to make this week one of the most profitable in the league’s history.CBS has agreed to pay US$630 million per season, and has secured the right to broadcast the 2013 Super Bowl as part… [Read more]

  • NFL negotiating new multi-billion dollar deals

    18 May 2009 | InsightsRumour, Football

    The NFL has entered negotiations with Fox and CBS to extend its television deals until the end of the 2013 season. If the broadcasters agree, CBS will screen the 2013 Super Bowl, with Fox taking the following year. [Read more]

  • Miami Dolphins stadium to have a new name

    11 May 2009 | NewsFootball, Sponsorship Contract

    A naming-rights deal that will see the Miami Dolphins’ home renamed the Land Shark Stadium has been signed. Dolphin Stadium, which has carried a number of different sponsors’ names in the past, will be named after the Land Shark beer produced by Margaritaville Enterprises, the company owned by singer Jimmy… [Read more]

  • Home of New Orleans Saints given US$85 million makeover

    4 May 2009 | NewsInfrastructure, Football

    The Louisiana Superdome, home of the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints, will receive an US$85 million facelift after the state of Louisiana agreed to fund renovations at the stadium. The Superdome, the largest fixed dome structure in the world, famously sheltered tens of thousands of people in the aftermath… [Read more]

  • NFL rights jump to US$1 billion per year

    24 March 2009 | NewsFootball, Media Rights Contract

    The National Football League (NFL) has signed a deal extending DirecTV Group Inc’s long-term broadcasting rights to the league for a further two years. The satellite broadcaster will continue to exclusively broadcast the NFL Sunday Ticket, a subscription based package, through to the 2014 season. The deal ups the value… [Read more]

  • UFL pay Versus to take its first season of US football

    16 March 2009 | NewsFootball, Media Rights Contract

    Versus, the American national sports network, has announced that it will broadcast the inaugural United Football League (UFL) season, which begins in October 2009. It is thought that the UFL will pay Versus at least US$2 million to air the weekly live games, including the games scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend.… [Read more]

  • NFL extends deal with Westwood One

    15 March 2009 | NewsFootball, Media Rights Contract

    The National Football League (NFL) will continue to use Westwood One as its exclusive network radio partner in a new two-year extension deal worth over US$30 million. Westwood One, the USA’s largest independent network radio provider, has been an NFL network radio partner for more than four decades and the… [Read more]

  • IMG goes back to college in South Alabama

    12 February 2009 | NewsFootball, Athletics, Basketball, Agencies

    Length of contract: 5 years | Annualised value: US$400,000 | Overall value: US$2m The University of South Alabama’s Department of Athletics will receive at least US$2 million over the next five years after agreeing a partnership with IMG College, a division of IMG worldwide. The deal covers corporate sponsorships, on-site… [Read more]

  • Chargers look to LA agency for money but not move

    2 February 2009 | NewsFootball, Agencies

    Length of contract: 1 year | Annualised value: US$500,000 | Overall value: US$500,000 The San Diego Chargers and Wasserman Media Group have signed an agreement that will see the Los Angeles based marketing agency sell advertising space and luxury suites at the team’s Qualcomm Stadium. But all parties deny that… [Read more]