The National Football League is not just the most popular sport in America, but the most successful, most watched television series in the country. Every weekend in the fall the NFL rules the television world, garnering huge ratings numbers no one else in the industry can reach. The Super Bowl is now watched by over 100 million viewers while Sunday Night Football is the most watched primetime series in America, besting the likes of American Idol and others. While the NFL is at the top of the television mountain for the moment, what will it look like in the next generation? How will football coverage change? Who will be the major TV personalities that enter our homes every week? Will the NFL expand into non-traditional avenues to bring fans live games?
These are just a few of the questions we asked our expert panel as part of Bloguin’s Football in 2030 series. Already Crystal Ball Run has examined college football in 2030 and This Given Sunday has taken a close look at the state of pro football in 2030. To finish the series, it’s our turn to envision what football coverage will hold in the future.
AA spoke to a diverse panel of media writers, on-air personalities, journalists, and former players to predict how the NFL will change in the media landscape of 2030. Here's Part I of our discussion and Part V of the overall series. Make sure to check out all the links to the previous chapters at Crystal Ball Run and This Given Sunday below our roundtable.no comments