NFL denies report on Disney media rights deal

The future of 'Monday Night Football' is focus of negotiations

The National Football League on Friday denied a report that said it had reached a media rights deal with Walt Disney Co's video channels ESPN and ABC.

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The Sports Business Journal reported that ESPN will renew 'Monday Night Football' and ABC will return to the Super Bowl rotation.

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

"The report is incorrect and as we don't negotiate through the media, there will be no further comment," an NFL spokesperson said.

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Meanwhile, an ESPN spokesperson declined to comment.