By now you know how important TV is to NFL revenues.
It’s the most popular revenue stream in sports, and it has generated billions of dollars of revenue for the league in the last five years.
The only way to monetize that is to run TV ads, and TV ads have become a critical revenue stream for the NFL, especially with NFL games airing on prime-time networks.
That’s where advertisers have found themselves in recent years.
ESPN recently reported that the NFL has spent more than $3 billion on TV ads in 2016.
And ESPN says that this has been a steady growth year for the sport in the United States, with more than 200 million viewers tuning in to the NFL Network in 2016 and 2017.
But with advertisers on the hook for TV ad spending and a looming deadline to get those spending commitments down, some are wondering whether there is a way to reduce those TV ad costs.
One option, according to ESPN, is to create a TV network called ESPN.
The network would be able to run ads, but would not have to pay for them.
The idea would be to keep TV ad revenue low, but make it easy for advertisers to run ad campaigns without having to worry about the money that they’ll get.
But that is not a realistic option for many advertisers, since TV advertising is still incredibly expensive.
ESPN said it is currently spending more than it takes in every year to make every NFL broadcast and every national television ad it runs.
That translates to $1.6 billion per year, according a person familiar with the matter.
The cost of running TV ads is the primary driver of TV ad revenues.
And with the NFL currently having $7 billion in ad revenues, that figure will likely only continue to grow over time.
To keep TV advertising costs low, advertisers are increasingly relying on the networks that broadcast the games.ESPN’s report also notes that ESPN’s total ad revenue in 2016 was $6.8 billion, up from $5.3 billion the year before.
That figure was up nearly 50% from the year prior.
But, according the person, ESPN said that it still has a lot of work to do to reach the $6 billion goal in 2020, and that the company is currently on track to spend more than that amount.