NFL Strikes Thursday Night Deal with CBS

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NFL Strikes Thursday Night Deal with CBS

February 5, 2014 Updated Feb 5, 2014 at 12:39 PM CDT

New York, NY (NNCNOW.com) --- The NFL has reached an agreement with CBS to produce and televise "Thursday Night Football" for the 2014 season, the league and broadcasting company officially announced on Wednesday.

CBS will air eight early-season games for the 2014 season that will also be simulcast on NFL Network. NFL Network will then also exclusively broadcast eight late-season games. The mix of 16 games will include 14 on Thursday nights and two late-season games on Saturdays.

CBS will produce all of the 16 games as part of the package, and CBS on-air talent Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will be part of every Thursday night broadcast. NFL Network hosts and analysts will be featured in the broadcasts as well, along with CBS Sports talent.

The agreement is only for the 2014 season but the league does have the option of adding an additional year after that.

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