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NFL denies media rights report with Disney

┬ę Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A video screen displays trading information for The Walt Disney Company on the NYSE floor in New York

(Reuters) – The National Football League (NFL) denied a report Friday that said it had entered into a media rights deal with Walt Disney (NYSE ­čÖé Co-channels ESPN and ABC.

Sports Business Journal reported that ESPN will be renewing Monday Night Football and ABC will be returning to Super Bowl rotation. (https: //

Disney is expected to pay an increase of up to 30% on its existing deal, which would equal around $ 2.6 billion, the report said, citing sources.

“The report is wrong and since we are not negotiating through the media there will be no further comment,” said an NFL spokesman.

In the meantime, an ESPN spokesman declined to comment.

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