Sports Media Rights

Fox Sports Grabs Rights to Golf’s U.S. Open

On the eve of the launch of its 24/7 cable network, Fox Sports has nailed down the broadcast rights to the U.S. Open, the second of the four major golf championship tournaments. 

Disney, Time Warner Confident About NBA Prospects

While rival networks may be licking their chops in anticipation of trying to wrest away the media rights to the NBA, both legacy partners said they are confident that they’ll renew their respective contracts with the league.

NBC Sports Drives Off With Nascar Rights

On the eve of ESPN’s 18-race Nascar season, it appears that the network’s affiliation with auto racing is entering its final lap.

ESPN Lays Off More Than 100 Employees

ESPN on Tuesday began making a significant reduction of its work force, laying off more than 100 employees at its Bristol, Conn., headquarters and in at least one regional technology center.