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US: NFL’s TV rights case goes to Supreme Court

 |  December 3, 2019

On Feb. 2, the NFL will showcase Super Bowl LIV in Miami. But those looking for an even more ferocious competition may look past the big game to something that’s coming just a few days later. On Feb. 7, the NFL is set to file a high-stakes petition to the U.S. Supreme Court with major implications for the television industry.

NFL teams currently pool telecast rights to all live games and collectively negotiate licensing packages with broadcasters. In an era when football has proved uniquely resilient with viewers, even as they increasingly abandon traditional broadcasters for subscription video on demand services, CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN each pay tens of billions of dollars for these rights. 

Full Content: Hollywood Reporter

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