Football World Reacts To The XFL Landing A Massive, Multi-Year TV Deal

Football World Reacts To XFL Landing A Multiyear Deal With ESPN, ABC

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  • The XFL has landed a huge, multi-year television deal.
  • The exclusive broadcast rights will run all the way from 2023-2027.
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The XFL isn’t expected to kick off until 2023, but the league has already struck a massive television contract with one of the biggest players in all of sports.

The start-up league, owned by actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, reached a multi-year agreement with ABC and ESPN who will have exclusive rights for all 2023-2027 game day content.

On top of that, each season’s 43 games will air and stream across ABC, FX, and ESPN, according to Ari Meirov of Pro Football Focus.

The XFL is planning to kick off what will be its third ‘inaugural season’ on February 18, 2023, which is just six days after the Super Bowl.

The XFL, founded by wrestling executive Vince McMahon, made its debut in 2001 but lasted just one season. McMahon then tried the same stunt in 2020, but operations came to a close after just five weeks of play with the pandemic playing a major role in its failure.

Football fans shared some mixed reactions to the XFL’s new TV deal:

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