Dear NBC Affiliate General Managers,
I am pleased to tell you that we have extended our deal with the NFL for 2 years, through the 2013 season. As with the original agreement, NBC will continue to broadcast 16 regular season “Sunday Night Football” games, each season’s “NFL Opening Kickoff” Thursday night primetime game, both Wild Card Saturday games and preseason games in primetime. The NFL will continue to provide flexible game scheduling over the final seven weeks of the regular season to ensure quality matchups and games with playoff implications.
We are thrilled that NBC will continue to feature the biggest games on the biggest NFL night through the 2013 football season.
I sincerely appreciate all that you do to make Sunday Night Football a tremendous success for NBC and wish you good luck for 2009 NFL season.