Fox, CBS Agree to NFL Extension

The NFL has agreed on a two-year extension of its network TV deals with Fox and CBS through the 2013 season, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday.

In a conference call about the league’s new deal with Comcast Corp. to carry the NFL Network, Goodell mentioned the extension of the network TV agreements that have been expected in recent days.

A report in the Sports Business Journal a few days ago had said that the NFL could agree to the extensions based on  an increase of 3 percent to 5 percent in rights fees paid by the networks.

Under the deal, CBS is set to broadcast the Super Bowl taking place in early 2013, with Fox carrying the one in early 2014.