Sports rights

In New Thursday Night Football Deal, CBS Will Share Games With NBC

After sharing the slate of Thursday night NFL games with the nascent NFL Network for the last two seasons, CBS is now forced to share the lucrative franchise with one of its broadcast rivals: NBC. As the NFL takes over the Bay Area this week for Super Bowl 50, the league has reached a new two-year deal for its Thursday Night Football package, adding NBC to the mix.

Fox Sports 1 Plants Its Flag but Has a Long Way to Go

As Fox Sports 1 approaches its first six months on air, Fox Sports Media Group evp of marketing Robert Gottlieb has reason to be proud: household penetration is strong, awareness of the network is growing, and, with help from lead creative agency Pereira & O'Dell in New York, the net has become known as a fun, irreverent place to watch live sports.

ESPN, SEC to Form New Sports Net

ESPN and the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday will formally announce the launch of a new sports network devoted to the 14 member schools. In a press conference scheduled to take place tomorrow at noon at the Hyatt Atlanta Regency, ESPN and the athletic conference will unveil the as-yet unnamed network, which is set to launch in April 2014.

Time Warner Does the Math on Sky-High Sports Rights

Time Warner Cable chairman and CEO Glenn Britt on Thursday told investors that the operator’s RSN strategy is designed to minimize costs in the long haul.

Fox, Nascar Rev Up Multiyear Rights Deal

Fox Sports and Nascar have inked an eight-year extension of their media rights deal, a move that will keep the first half of the Sprint Cup Series on the Fox broadcast network through 2022.

ESPN Outbids NBC for Wimbledon Rights Package

ESPN on Tuesday will announce it has wrapped a deal with the All England Club for the media rights to Wimbledon. While ESPN currently is the cable home to the tournament, the full-package agreement strips NBC of the broadcast rights, ending the network’s 43-year relationship with Wimbledon.