Together partners CBS and the NFL announced today that it reached a deal to deliver the league’s Thursday Night Football packages. CBS will televise eight games in the early part of the season to be simulcast on the popular NFL Network.
“NFL Network built Thursday into a night for NFL fans,” Commissioner Goodell said. “Our goal is to bring these games to more fans on broadcast television with unprecedented promotion and visibility for ‘Thursday Night Football’ on CBS.”
CBS brass expressed pleasure at reaching a deal with the league
“We are very pleased to build on our outstanding partnership with the NFL by expanding our coverage to Thursday nights,” Les Moonves said. “CBS is a premium content company and the NFL represents the best premium content there is. I look forward to all this new deal will do for us not only on Thursday nights, but across our entire schedule.”
“The NFL is the most powerful programming in television,” said CBS Sports President Sean McManus said. “To add a primetime NFL package to our successful Sunday AFC package further strengthens our position in the sports marketplace. We look forward to having Jim and Phil and our top production team showcased in prime time on Thursday nights.”