Starting next year, the XFL will have all regular-season games and playoffs broadcast on ESPN and other networks owned by The Walt Disney Company as part of an extended deal. years, it was announced Tuesday.
Starting in February 2023 and continuing through the spring, 40 regular season XFL games, two playoff semi-finals and a title game will appear on ESPN, ABC and FX, it was revealed at Disney prepaid events.
The deal also includes content rights to Disney’s digital, social, and streaming stores, like ESPN+.
The eight-team XFL is returning under the leadership of new owners Dany Garcia, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital Partners. In February, XFL reached a partnership agreement with the NFL that will focus on creating programs that innovate and protect player health.
“This is a defining moment for the XFL and the beginning of an incredible, long-term partnership for the league, building on a highly successful legacy,” Johnson said in a statement. and my longevity that I’ve had with Disney throughout my career.”