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Pact sends NFL global

Deal beefs up international coverage

LONDON — The National Football League and Disney-owned sports web ESPN Intl. have concluded a new rights deal that beefs up global NFL coverage. No financial details were disclosed.

The agreement will see the NFL air in almost 100 countries across Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean, Australia and the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, Africa and Israel to the end of the 2013-2014 season.

The deal augments existing licensing agreements and gives ESPN NFL coverage in more than 150 countries outside the U.S.

ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” will be available to auds in all territories covered by the deal, including exclusive TV coverage on ESPN in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.