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Topic: Sports Media Rights

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

High bid displaces NBC Sports, ESPN

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…

Disney, Time Warner Confident About NBA Prospects

CEOs predict renewals for ESPN, TNT

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…

NBC Sports Drives Off With Nascar Rights

ESPN, TNT to take a final lap in 2014

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. According to multiple sources, ESPN will not renew its…

ESPN Lays Off More Than 100 Employees

Rare cost-cutting measure for Disney’s sports giant

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…

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