That breaks down to an average of $3.1 billion a year, representing a 63% increase over the $1.9 billion paid annually by CBS, NBC and Fox for NFL football under their current contracts. The new accords, which take effect after the 2013 season and run through 2022, come just two months after the NFL signed an eight year pact with Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN that boosted the cable sports network’s average annual rights fee to $1.9 billion from $1.1 billion.The dramatic rise of television sports rights fees underscores the value of so called big event programming in a fragmented media landscape. Although ratings for the broadcast networks continue to decline as viewers flock to cable and the Internet for entertainment, sports programs still deliver big audiences.
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We got more wide receiver talent this year, and we got Colin Kaepernick. Right, so they pass it more when they must. But know this: If the Niners O line gels, watch out. NFL owners like Paul Allen, seen here cheering his team’s playoff win on Sunday, have a lot to cheer about. Despite those gains, ratings for games on the other days of the week were slightly lower. Still, the league’s profits won’t suffer.
0220: The call of incomplete pass is upheld. Antonio Brown returns to the 42 but there is an ineligible man downfield for the Packers, who have been terrible with penalties in this third quarter. With a five yard penalty the re kick comes from their endzone and Brown takes it at Green Bay’s 41 with 11 seconds left in the third quarter..
Offseason plan: The Cowboys satisified their biggest need by dealing this year’s and next year’s first round picks to Seattle for WR Joey Galloway. They plugged the defense’s biggest hole with CB Ryan McNeil, who’ll replace Deion Sanders when Sanders is released after June 1. Tennessee’s signing of leading tackler Randall Godfrey created a need at linebacker and placed more importance on the re signing of DT Alonzo Spellman, who’s a reliable run stopper.
FORMER OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (OSU) FOOTBALL PLAYER: Indianapolis Colts cornerback Jacob Lacey runs an interception back 35 yards for a touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in St.