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I also figure the Super Bowl rotation would be set up so that NBC gets all their Super Bowls in the same calendar years they have the Winter Olympics, and CBS in half of the years they have the Final Four (the other half of these years would see the Super Bowl on ABC).

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7 minutes ago, pf9 said:

OK, the MNF DHs should involve the ESPN games airing at 5:30 PM ET. ABC would start their games at 9 PM, allowing an entertainment program to serve as the lead-in (like when ABC was the full-time MNF home).

And ABC's games should be presented in a way that appeals to people who grew up watching the games called by Frank Gifford, Al Michaels, and Dan Dierdorf, which means heavily de-emphasizing the ESPN branding for these games. This would also apply to their Super Bowls.

You read this where? This is pretty huge. We are talking about at least 2 exclusive MNF on ABC slots mid season, possibly flexed if airing week 12 on... (not counting at least two projected Saturday games late in the year)? Will ABC get the season opener every year by default? They are paying the most out of all the networks after all.

Most importantly, if your premise is indeed fact, the broadcast crew must not comprise of any of the ESPN regulars, if nothing more than for branding purposes. So what broadcast team would be calling these "ABC exclusive event" type of games?

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1 minute ago, WheatieMan said:

You read this where? This is pretty huge. We are talking about at least 2 exclusive MNF on ABC slots mid season, possibly flexed if airing week 12 on... (not counting at least two projected Saturday games late in the year)? Will ABC get the season opener every year by default? They are paying the most out of all the networks after all.

Most importantly, if your premise is indeed fact, the broadcast crew must not comprise of any of the ESPN regulars, if nothing more than branding purposes. So what team would be calling these "ABC exclusive event" type of games?

I didn't read it anywhere, this is what I desire. Don't assume I got things from other sites.

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49 minutes ago, Danger said:

It's going to be higher than $220M. Remember that more games will be played and that players get a somewhat higher share than under the previous CBA.

I say at least $250M, probably closer to $260M. It's gonna explode, next years FA is going to be absolutely nuts.

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Per ESPN home page: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/31088098/nfl-announces-tv-deals-espn-abc-nbc-cbs-fox-amazon

ESPN's package adds six games to the network during the season. There will be three Monday night doubleheaders -- with games on ESPN, followed by a game on ABC. There will also be a Saturday doubleheader during the season's final weekend and one Sunday morning game streaming nationally on ESPN+.

All 23 games accounted for... I thought it would make sense to include some West Coast games in the late evening with Rams in LA and fielding a SB contending team as of late.

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The reason NBC should have all their Super Bowls in the same calendar years as the Winter Olympics is simple - whenever NBC airs the Olympics in either the summer or winter, the other networks have a gentleman's agreement not to seriously counter-program the Olympics.

This was why the broadcast rights for Super Bowls 55 and 56 were swapped - so that CBS wouldn't be going up against the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.

So, having NBC air their Super Bowls in tandem with the Winter Olympics ensures that the other major networks uphold their gentleman's agreement not to seriously counter-program them.

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This would mean that if NBC were to one day lose the Olympics to another network, the NFL would tweak the Super Bowl rotation so that the new broadcaster of the Olympics gets their Super Bowls in the same calendar years as the Winter Olympics.

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18 minutes ago, Thelonebillsfan said:

I say at least $250M, probably closer to $260M. It's gonna explode, next years FA is going to be absolutely nuts.

People will just be blown away by every large signing.

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56 minutes ago, Kiltman said:

 

The fact they didn't mention DirecTV means it's dying.  

I'm guessing there's a bidding war amongst the providers who gets that little nugget.   Amazon Prime? 

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The right thing to do would be to make Sunday Ticket available to all providers, like the other out-of-market sports packages are.

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6 minutes ago, Broncofan said:

The fact they didn't mention DirecTV means it's dying.  

I'm guessing there's a bidding war amongst the providers who gets that little nugget.   Amazon Prime? 

Rumor is ESPN+

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One thing this deal needed but is lacking is the reverse mirror to allow additional CBS and Fox Sunday afternoon games to be distributed to local markets via sister cable networks. There are too many markets with fanbases for multiple teams in which at least one of them gets screwed every week. Like in Duluth-Superior, whenever the Vikings and Packers games conflict, the Vikings game always airs.

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12 minutes ago, Broncofan said:

The fact they didn't mention DirecTV means it's dying.  

I'm guessing there's a bidding war amongst the providers who gets that little nugget.   Amazon Prime? 

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