In the first installment of our series "What's for Sports Media in 2014," we looked at the new television contract for Major League Baseball that begins next year. MLB is not the only sports league that will have a new contract begin next year. The National Football League will also start a new deal that will pay the league billions of dollars and take the NFL into the next decade. For the first time since 1994, there is no major upheaval among the rightsholders. Let's go in-depth as to what you will see starting in 2014
We already told you about the new flex scheduling rules that will take effect next season in the new television contract. That allows for games in the Sunday afternoon regional windows to be moved to the late afternoon national timeslots on CBS or Fox as well as into primetime on NBC.
Other than that, the regular season on the networks will remain the same. CBS is the home of the AFC as it has since 1998. ESPN will continue to air Monday Night Football. Fox is still the home of the NFC dating back to 1994. NBC will be back for Sunday Night Football. And NFL Network will still be the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football at least in 2014.no comments