Report: ESPN Nearing NFL Rights Extension At $1.9 Billion Per Season

Decade-long pact could be valued at some $19 billion
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ESPN is apparently ready for a lot more Monday Night Football, for a lot more money.

The
sports programmer has reached an agreement on broad terms to a new
media rights deal that would jump its payments for the franchise and
other rights to somewhere between $1.8 billion and $1.9 billion
annually, according to a report by the Sports Business Daily.

The
deal would extend for either nine or 10 years past its current
eight-year, $8.8 billion contract that expires after the 2013
National Football League season, solidifying ESPN's place at the most
popular table in American sports into the next decade.

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