Monday Night Football Games Can Be Flexed Under New NFL Media Deal

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The NFL announced its new blockbuster media rights deal that will allow the distribution of live games like never before. The league signed long-term agreements with media partners Amazon, CBS, ESPN/ABC, FOX, and NBC.

The new agreements will begin with the 2023 season and run through the 2033 season.

The most surprising part of the new deal is Amazon landing exclusive rights for Thursday Night Football, but there is one detail that should really have fans excited.

Under the new deal, Monday Night Football games have the ability to be flexed from Week 12 and beyond.

From the release:

INCREASED “FLEX”-ABILITY: As part of these agreements, there will be an increased ability to flex games to Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football allowing fans to watch more meaningful games in primetime.

“These new media deals will provide our fans even greater access to the games they love. We’re proud to grow our partnerships with the most innovative media companies in the market,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a release.

“Along with our recently completed labor agreement with the NFLPA, these distribution agreements bring an unprecedented era of stability to the League and will permit us to continue to grow and improve our game.”

CBS, FOX and NBC will each televise three Super Bowls while ABC will carry two during the term of the agreements. You can see the Super Bowl broadcast schedule through 2033 below.

  • CBS: 2023, 2027, 2031
  • FOX: 2024, 2028, 2032
  • NBC: 2025, 2029, 2033
  • ESPN/ABC: 2026, 2030

Let the games begin.

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