Disney won't pay double to broadcast NFL games - report

Friday, 19. February 2021 22:49

The Walt Disney Company rejected paying a 100% increase in National Football League (NFL) broadcasting price in a potential extension of their deal, CNBC reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

Their current agreement, which expires this year, is worth $1.9 billion on a yearly basis and enables Disney to broadcast prime-time Monday Night Football (MNF) games on its ESPN sports network.

The league's other partners, who pay much less than Disney, albeit for different packages - Fox Corporation, ViacomCBS and Comcast Corporation's NBC pay $1.1 billion, $1 billion and $960 million per year, respectively - are more likely to agree to a doubled price the NFL is seeking, according to the report.

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