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ESPN cuts new football deal as sports rights fees keep rising

ESPN cuts new football deal as sports rights fees keep rising

Indeed, Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN -- home to "Monday Night Football" -- extended its deal through 2021 for the franchise on Thursday morning. The new deal will cost ESPN an average of $1.9 billion per season, according to a person familiar with the deal. ESPN had been paying about $1.1 billion under its current deal.

 

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