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The NFL and some of the media companies that broadcast some of its most-watched matches have considered the idea of shaking up the Sunday-afternoon packages that regularly air on CBS and Fox, according to two people familiar with the matter. The talks are extremely preliminary, one of these people cautions, and may not come to fruition.
The current rights holders are certain to bid for more football, but so too are new-tech outlets that may see a chance to use the popular sport to win fans to streaming services.
Formal talks about football rights have yet to commence, but at least one company appears to be chomping at the bit to secure a new deal. And yet, the TV networks would be hard pressed to make a go of it without the games.
The networks also use the games to promote their programs — getting word of coming shows out to millions of viewers in one fell swoop. Rights fees are expected to go up, because football continues to attract outsize audiences at a time when more couch potatoes are prone to toggle over to tablets, phones and connected-TV services for their video fix.
Ratings for regular-season games declined in both the and seasons as the league contended with the absence of some popular players as well as pre-game protests by select athletes. Shaking up the Sunday-afternoon packages might serve as a sweetener.