On Monday, the XFL announced its television deals for its inaugural 2020 season. Beginning Saturday, February 8, 2020 (six days following Super Bowl LIV), the XFL will air weekly on broadcast networks ABC and Fox, as well as its cable affiliates ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and FS2.
The Wall Street Journal added details in their report, indicating a three-year term for the deal with Disney and Fox covering production costs for the events while keeping TV advertising inventory. The XFL will maintain its ability to sell sponsorships.
CAA Sports and Evolution Media Capital (EMC) are credited for negotiating the deals on behalf of the XFL. CAA were also responsible for helping WWE land their monumental 2018 deals with NBCUniversal and Fox.
A full schedule for the 2020 season accompanied the XFL’s press release, concluding with two playoff games the weekend of April 18th and 19th and a championship game on Sunday, April 26th set to air on ESPN.