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11-20-2012, 05:43 AM
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"Financial terms have not been released, but the three networks are expected to pay roughly $3 billion a year on average annually compared to the current $1.93 billion they collectively pay. ESPN re-upped its deal with the NFL earlier this year at an annual rate of $1.9 billion. Factor in other media deals with the NFL Network, DirectTV ($1 billion annually), Westwood One radio and others, and NFL teams will divvy up nearly $7 billion in media money starting in 2014. That is more than $200 million per team every year before one ticket, beer or jersey is sold."
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbade...th-26-billion/

Why is the NFL and NHL business model being compared exactly? One league makes 3.3bil total HRR, while the other will be making 7bil from TV contracts alone.

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