Sports Rights Deals

DirecTV, NFL in Sunday Ticket Talks

DirecTV is in discussions with the National Football League that could determine the fate of the Sunda

Disney’s Rasulo Dismisses the Fox Sports 1 Threat

While Fox Sports 1 believes it will be competitive with ESPN within a few years after its August 17 launch, at least one of Bristol’s corporate overseers seems all but dismissive of the startup’s chances.

ESPN Lands Cheapie Big East Rights Deal

ESPN has matched NBC Sports' bid for the media rights to the Big East Conference, and in so doing has secured its position as the league's primary rights holder. While neither party disclosed the value of the renewed package, sources with knowledge of the negotiations said the deal extends through the 2019-20 academic year and is worth a grand total of $130 million.

Play Ball! Fox, Turner to Re-Up With MLB

Major League Baseball has secured its media rights deals through the start of the next decade, coming to agreements with Fox and Turner Sports on a pair of new eight-year pacts worth billions.

ESPN Renews MLB Rights Deal Through 2021

As the Book of Revelations would have it, 666 is the number of the beast. Tack six zeroes on the end and it’s also the annual fee ESPN will pay for the rights to continue airing Major League Baseball games.