- Apr 3, 2006
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- Pueblo, Colorado
The deal with Fox isn't surprising. They are moving Smackdown Live to FS1 later this year and got paid a **** load of money to do so.
Source: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/05/06/xfl-lands-on-fox-and-abc/amp/?__twitter_impression=trueThe XFL is the latest spring football phoenix, rising from the ashes of the AAF. The ascension (or not) of Vince McMahon’s mulligan will be televised on a pair of networks.
FOX, ABC, FS1, and ESPN will televise the games of the reconstituted XFL, the league announced on Monday.
According to John Ourand of SportsBusiness Daily, the deals will result in no rights fee to the XFL, which is still better than paying for air time (which the AAF did, or at least was supposed to do). The networks will pay for the production costs of the XFL’s games, which per Ourand can amount to roughly $400,000 per game.