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'Thursday Night Football' to air on both CBS and NBC

"Thursday Night Football" will bounce around among CBS, NBC and NFL Network next season, and league executives are confident fans will find the games just fine.

The appeal for the NFL is that its new deals add another network — not to mention all of NBCUniversal's other channels — to promote the package as Americans get into the habit of watching football on Thursdays.

The money is enticing, too.

The contracts are worth $450 million a year for the 10 games split between CBS and NBC, a person familiar with the details told The Associated Press on Monday. CBS paid $300 million for eight games in 2015.

The person spoke on condition of...

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