NEW YORK (WIBW) -- Are you ready for (even more) football?
On Thursday, CBS announced its teaming up with the NFL to broadcast 14 Thursday night games, as well as two more on Saturdays, for the NFL Network. The eight early season games will be broadcast on the Eye Network.
“We are very pleased to build on our outstanding partnership with the NFL by expanding our coverage to Thursday nights,” said CBS President and CEO Les Moonves.
“CBS is a premium content company and the NFL represents the best premium content there is. I look forward to all this new deal will do for us not only on Thursday nights, but across our entire schedule.”
CBS said its lead broadcasters, including Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, and production team will host all of the Thursday night games. NFL Network hosts and analysts will be featured during pregame, halftime, and post-game coverage.
“NFL Network built Thursday into a night for NFL fans,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “Our goal is to bring these games to more fans on broadcast television with unprecedented promotion and visibility for Thursday Night Football on CBS.”
The deal is for next season only with an league option for the next year.