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CBS, NBC to share 'Thursday Night Football' with NFL Network

SAN FRANCISCO -- "Thursday Night Football" will air on both CBS and NBC next season.

The NFL announced Monday that it had agreed to a two-year deal with the networks. CBS had broadcast games in partnership with NFL Network the past two seasons.

According to multiple reports, CBS and NBC will pay a combined $450 million per season. CBS paid $300 million for eight games in 2015.

"We are continuing to make Thursday Night Football bigger and better," commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "CBS has played an integral role over the last two seasons in helping build Thursdays as a night for NFL football, and we're excited to have them on board again. At the same time, we're thrilled to add NBC to the Thursday Night Football mix."

CBS and NBC will each air five Thursday matchups in 2016 and 2017, increasing the number of games on traditional broadcast TV by two per season. Those games will again be simulcast on NFL Network.

NFL Network will still televise eight games exclusively, which will include late-season Saturday matchups and other to-be-determined games.

The league is also negotiating with digital companies for a streaming rights deal, which will be announced soon.

The NFL launched "Thursday Night Football" on NFL Network in 2006 with eight games, which grew to 13 by 2012. In 2014, the league partnered with CBS for a 16-game slate -- half simulcast on CBS and NFL Network and half aired solely on NFL Network.

Both CBS and NBC will use their top broadcasting teams and contribute to the production of the NFL Network-only games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.