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Fox gets Thursday football

UPDATE 1:06 p.m.

The agreement between Fox and the NFL to broadcast Thursday night football games is reported to be worth just over $3 billion for the next 5 years.

Those games previously were televised by CBS and NBC, two of the league's other network partners.

Fox announced Wednesday that it will televise 11 games between Weeks 4 and 15, with simulcasts on NFL Network and Fox Deportes.

Fox, which has the Sunday afternoon NFC package, will produce all of the games under the deal.


ORIGINAL 7:27 a.m.

Fox and the NFL have agreed to a five-year deal for Thursday night football games.

Those games previously were televised by CBS and NBC, two of the league's other network partners. But Fox announced Wednesday that it will televise 11 games between Weeks 4 and 15, with simulcasts on NFL Network and Fox Deportes.

Fox, which has the Sunday afternoon NFC package, will produce all of the games.



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