The NFL Films film rights have been awarded to Warner Bros. to settle a lawsuit filed by the NFL and its partners.
The settlement, which was first reported by NFL Media’s Rob Demovsky, comes two months after NFL Films agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to settle an antitrust investigation.
The NFL Films motion to dismiss the lawsuit was denied by a judge Monday.
The NFL did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The agreement also resolves a lawsuit brought by Warner Bros., which owns the film rights.
Under the settlement, Warner Bros.’s Motion Picture Group will pay the NFL $50,000 in legal fees and $40,000 for each day Warner Bros is allowed to use NFL Films’ footage in its films.
Warner Bros will also provide $1.1 million for each film in the NFL Films library, which includes films from NFL Films and NFL Films partners.
The settlement also includes a provision for NFL Films directors to be paid $50 per day if they make any additional contributions to the NFL’s library.
NFL Films also agreed to waive any fees it may have to pay to NFL Films for content it makes available to the network.
The agreement requires NFL Films content to be available on NFL.com and on NFL mobile apps.
NFL.net, the NFL Network, and the NFL app will be the first to receive NFL Films films, and other NFL-produced content will be made available to NFL Mobile apps in the coming months.
NFL games will also be made accessible to NFL.tv, NFL Mobile and NFL mobile app users.