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NFL Moves Toward Labor Deal Aimed at Luring TV Billions (1)

Feb. 20, 2020, 9:36 PM

The timing and terms of the National Football League’s proposed labor contract suggest that management’s principal goal is to entice media companies like Walt Disney Co. and Fox Corp. into paying billions more for the rights to show live games.

Owners convened in New York on Thursday and approved an outline of an offer to players that includes a 17th regular-season game and two additional playoff games, satisfying broadcasters that are salivating for even more contests from the most-watched U.S. sports league.

Lee Berke, an industry consultant, said the additional games and related content may enable the NFL ...

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