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The National Football League has announced Monday it will broadcast more games on Thursday nights starting next year.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
"We are continuing to make Thursday Night Football bigger and better. CBS has played an integral role over the last two seasons in helping build Thursdays as a night for NFL football, and we're excited to have them on board again,"
"At the same time, we're thrilled to add NBC to the Thursday Night Football mix, a trusted partner with a proven track record of success broadcasting NFL football in primetime, and look forward to expanding with a digital partner for what will be a unique tri-cast on broadcast, cable, and digital platforms."
According to John Ourand of SportsBusiness Daily, the two networks will each have five games, with the NFL receiving nearly $500 million in the deal. He added that the league will continue to look for a separate digital distribution deal for Thursday night games.
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