LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The National Football League (NFL) announced on Sunday that they will continue their partnership with CBS to produce and televise Thursday Night Football for the 2015 season.
According to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, CBS will broadcast the first eight Thursday Night Football games of the season, which will also be simulcast on the NFL Network.READ MORE: DEA Agents Going Online In Effort To Catch Drug Dealers, Distributors
The NFL Network will televise the eight games that lead into the playoffs, officials explained.
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with CBS for Thursday Night Football,” said Goodell. “The promotion and production by CBS and NFL Network last season made Thursday night a night for NFL football. We look forward to working again with CBS.”
Officials went on to explain the mix of games will include 14 on Thursday nights, and two late-season games on Saturday.READ MORE: Report: Orange County Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Up 1,200%
“I could not be more proud of the job the CBS Sports team did in conjunction with our partners at the NFL in producing, branding and positioning Thursday Night Football as a television destination for viewers,” Chairman of CBS Sports Sean McManus added. “The awareness and viewership for Thursday Night Football grew dramatically in 2014, and we look forward to continuing this trend.”
All pregame, halftime and post game shows will continue to feature NFL Network and CBS Sports hosts and analysts.
“The benefits of Thursday Night Football are evident across our Corporation, including a strengthened prime time lineup that has built on its number one position,” President and CEO of CBS Corporation Leslie Moonves explained.
In addition to Thursday Night Football in 2015, CBS will conclude its 56th year broadcasting the NFL with an exclusive presentation of the Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7, 2016.MORE NEWS: OC Receives More Than 83,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In Single Day
Officials said the deal can be renewed for an additional year at the NFL’s option.