CBS gets sophomore run of TNF

A long weekend saw CBS and the NFL renew their vows for Thursday Night Football, announcing the deal on Sunday. The agreement will be for the 2015 season with an addition year available at the NFL’s option as CBS and NFL Network simulcast TNF for the first eight games of the season. NFL Network will also exclusively carry eight games leading up to the playoffs with all 16 produced by CBS. In addition, the programming relationship between the NFL and CBS will expand to include, among other elements, “the development of new programming initiatives across the various CBS and NFL platforms.”

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with CBS for Thursday Night Football,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “The promotion and production by CBS and NFL Network last season made Thursday night a night for NFL football. We look forward to working again next season with CBS.”

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