NFL deal with NBC extended
The NFL announced Wednesday it has extended its contract with NBC Sports to televise league games on Sunday night through 2013.
The original six-year contract would have expired following the 2011 season.
In addition to televising Sunday games, the contract allows NBC to televise the season-opening Thursday night game each year, along with both of the Saturday games on the first weekend of the playoffs.
The contract also calls for a continuation of the
flexible scheduling, which permits NBC to move games into the Sunday night slot late in the season to show contests that have implications for the standings.