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Topic: Sports rights

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Fox Sports 1 Plants Its Flag but Has a Long Way to Go Adding rights is key to growing its audience

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…

January 28, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

ESPN, SEC to Form New Sports Net Conference boasts some of college football’s most valuable franchises

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…

April 15, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

Time Warner Does the Math on Sky-High Sports Rights Cable operator says long-term pacts minimize risk

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. Speaking on TWC’s fourth quarter…

January 31, 2013, 3:25 PM EST

Fox, Nascar Rev Up Multiyear Rights Deal Extension secures Sprint Cup races through 2022

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…

October 15, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT

ESPN Outbids NBC for Wimbledon Rights Package 12-year pact pushes marquee tennis tourney to cable

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,…

July 5, 2011, 12:25 PM EDT

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