CNN is ready to show us all Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare, because they just snagged the TV rights to the two-hour documentary!
Shown at 2012's Sundance Film Festival, it takes a look at the flaws and failings of the nation's healthcare system. It sounds pretty important, because it's all political and healthcare-y and stuff, so you should probably set your calendars (or DVRs) for March 10th at 8pm! LOLz!
Here's what the president, Jeff Zucker, had to say:
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Football is a pretty good business to be in these days because analysts say the National Football League's television profits are about to go up 60%!
An 8-year extension of the league's TV rights deal with broadcast partners CBS, Fox and NBC is promising the NFL $3.2 billion a year until 2021. That's more than double what they are raking in with their current contract.
But wait, there's more money to be had from the sport that every network wants a piece of. Sources report that previous deals with ESPN and DirecTV are expected to lock in another $6 billion in media fees for the NFL.
That's A LOT of money and it's only from the TV rights! Now imagine how much money the NFL is making with merchandise and ticket sales…
Can someone say, "CHA-CHING!"
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