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Thursday Night Football to broadcast on CBS, NBC

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Football fans will still be able to watch Thursday Night Football on CBS for the 2016/2017 National Football League season.

The NFL announced Monday that it will continuing its partnership with CBS while also adding NBC as a partner for Thursday Night Football.

Both CBS and NBC will broadcast five Thursday Night Football games. There will be 10 broadcast games in 2016 and 2017. That's up from eight games in 2014 and 2015.

All Thursday Night Football broadcast games will be simulcast on NFL Network. NFL Network will also exclusively televise an eight-game schedule of regular season games comprised of Thursday Night Football, late-season games on Saturday, and additional games to be determined.

CBS and NFL Network will televise the first half of the Thursday Night Football schedule with NBC and NFL Network televising the second half.

The NFL is in active discussions with prospective digital partners for over the top streaming rights to Thursday Night Football. A deal announcement is expected in the near future.

Thursday Night Football started in 2006 with an eight game schedule exclusively on NFL Network. By 2012, Thursday Night Football had grown to a 13-game schedule exclusively on NFL Network, where it remained through the 2013 season. CBS partnered with NFL Network to present an expanded 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule in 2014 and 2015.

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