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NFL Reluctant To Lock Into Long-Term Thursday Night Deal As Media Landscape Shifts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 27 / 15

The NFL is "reluctant to agree" to a "Thursday Night Football" contract with CBS longer than a year because of the changing media landscape, which is increasingly filled with consumers "untethering themselves from cable and satellite subscriptions," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. W...

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