Two-Year Deal Keeps NFL With Westwood One
March 12, 2009 at 11:25 AM (PT)
WESTWOOD ONE has inked a new two-year deal to continue as the exclusive network radio partner of the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. The deal, with terms undisclosed, keeps WW1 as the league's official exclusive network radio partner, a status it has held since 1987; the network and its predecessors have held NFL rights for over four decades.
WESTWOOD ONE will continue to broadcast all national regular season and postseason NFL games, including the PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME GAME, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, the NFL Playoffs, the SUPER BOWL and the PRO BOWL. In addition, the broadcasts will also be streamed online as part of Field Pass on NFL.com.
"This agreement reflects the spirit of our long-standing partnership with the NFL," said ROD SHERWOOD, President and CFO of WESTWOOD ONE. "The NFL is a powerful franchise with programming and a huge audience that bring great value to WESTWOOD ONE, our affiliates and our advertisers."
"We are pleased to continue our partnership with WESTWOOD ONE, which has been a long-time part of the NFL family," said NFL Senior Vice President, Broadcasting and Media Operations HOWARD KATZ. "We continue to reach our fans wherever they may be."
"Advertisers have experienced great success with our network of over 500 radio stations broadcasting the NFL games to millions of fans across the country," said WESTWOOD ONE President, Network GARY SCHONFELD. "The NFL games are the perfect environment for delivering advertising messages to an enthusiastic and attentive audience."