The NFL had been shopping part of its “Thursday Night Football” package — perhaps you have heard how valuable the NFL is on TV — and now comes the news CBS was the network that has become the TNF partner. CBS will televise eight Thursday games in the first part of the NFL season, games that will also be simulcast on the NFL Network. The NFL Network will then take the final six Thursday games, plus a pair of late-season Saturday games. But all 16 games will be produced by CBS, and every Thursday game will be broadcast with the top announcing team for CBS, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. The pregame, halftime and postgame analysis will be done with a mix of NFL Network and CBS Sports announcers.
The package is for the 2014 only, although the NFL has an option to renew for the 2015 season.
Teams were already playing on Thursday nights, so this doesn’t impact the product on the field compared to the last couple of years. As usual, every team will end up playing one of the dates.
Tags: CBS, CBS Sports, NFL Network, Thursday Night Football
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