American Sports Presentation

(15-01-2024, 12:03 PM)W. Knight Wrote:  Speaking of the NFL, it seems like they're eyeing for ESPN, who are controlling NFL Media controlling NFL Media in exchange for NFL's minor ownership in ESPN if the deal goes through:
www.c21media.net 
An update: NBC Sports has reported that the sale from NFL Media to ESPN seems to be closing.
www.nbcsports.com 

This may be the cause behind NFL Network's drain in original programming, with the latest being NFL Total Access getting the axe after 21 years. Its last episode is scheduled in mid-May.
deadline.com 


Onto local sports... Chicago White Sox (MLB), Bulls (NBA) and Blackhawks (NHL) are reportedly on the move from NBC Sports Chicago, to a new RSN under Standard Media Group (part of Standard General, and part of the aborted merger between them, Apollo, Cox and Tegna last year), instead of the previously rumoured Stadium.
awfulannouncing.com 

Watch this space...
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Netflix confirms three year deal for Christmas Day NFL games, worldwide rights (as usual for the NFL’s pay TV deals, there’s the compulsory sublicense to FTA stations in the participating teams markets).

www.nfl.com 

Leaving aside the WWE, and the once-off example of the exhibition fight with Mike Tyson v Jake Paul (and the far more interesting undercard featuring Katie Taylor v Amanda Serrano), is this Netflix’s first sports rights deal?
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Considering NFL broadcast deals are usually for a decade or more seems to have been quite a bit of movement in terms of streaming matches in recent years. Seems this deal is for just one match per year.

Full fixtures will be confirmed later but I assume the "marquee" game is in primetime.
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(15-05-2024, 04:23 PM)Rdd Wrote:  Netflix confirms three year deal for Christmas Day NFL games, worldwide rights (as usual for the NFL’s pay TV deals, there’s the compulsory sublicense to FTA stations in the participating teams markets).

www.nfl.com 

Leaving aside the WWE, and the once-off example of the exhibition fight with Mike Tyson v Jake Paul (and the far more interesting undercard featuring Katie Taylor v Amanda Serrano), is this Netflix’s first sports rights deal?

Presumably the game will still be on Sky, like the Amazon games are, despite the press release saying they will be the 'global home'.
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ESPN have sub licensed a package of College Football Playoff games - not to Fox as expected, but rather to TNT Sports, who don’t have any other college football rights.

www.espn.com 

ESPN will still produce the games, not clear if they retain the international rights (which would be crucial if fans on this side of the globe are to see them).
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(05-05-2024, 05:29 PM)W. Knight Wrote:  Onto local sports... Chicago White Sox (MLB), Bulls (NBA) and Blackhawks (NHL) are reportedly on the move from NBC Sports Chicago, to a new RSN under Standard Media Group (part of Standard General, and part of the aborted merger between them, Apollo, Cox and Tegna last year), instead of the previously rumoured Stadium.
The Chicago teams' new RSN is to be creatively named... Chicago Sports Network. It replaces NBC Sports Chicago by October.
www.chicagotribune.com 


Meanwhile, sport betting site FanDuel may get the naming rights to the Diamond Sports channels from Bally, according to Bloomberg.
www.bloomberg.com 

Watch this space...
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Not sure if we’re including Canada in this thread or if it’s strictly the US, but the CFL season started this week with the surprise announcement that the league is returning to terrestrial TV in Canada for the first time since 2007, with CTV showing late season games, some of the playoffs and Grey Cup.

www.bellmedia.ca 

The CFL lost its UK/Ireland broadcast outlet when ESPN parted ways with BT Sport, instead, games can be streamed for free on the leagues website instead. This however has come with generally later kick off times, with nearly all games being post midnight BST, so this year they are allowing games to be streamed for up to 48 hours after the end of the game.
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NFL Network's Around the NFL Podcast is to end. I was not a listener, but I get the impression that it was an incredibly poopular and succesful podcast for overseas NFL fans in particular, with many people I follow lamenting its demise, and many crediting the podcast for helping them get into the sport.
Host Gregg Rosenthal will continue with NFL Network to host the new NFL Daily podcast, with co-costs Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler leaving NFL Network entirely.

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I know Fox's soccer coverage is generally not rated, but they deserve to lose their right just for these crimes against graphics.

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