Topic: Sports Rights Deals

DirecTV, NFL in Sunday Ticket Talks

Renewal could be too rich for satellite giant’s blood

DirecTV is in discussions with the National Football League that could determine the fate of the Sunday Ticket franchise. Speaking to investors during DirecTV’s second quarter earnings call, chairman and CEO…

Disney’s Rasulo Dismisses the Fox Sports 1 Threat

Mouse House CFO relegates ESPN rivals to a ‘distant No. 2’

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…

ESPN Lands Cheapie Big East Rights Deal

Bristol matches NBC Sports' $130 million bid

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…

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

Multibillion-dollar deals wrap up baseball rights through 2021

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…

ESPN Renews MLB Rights Deal Through 2021

Network’s investment in baseball doubles to $5.35 billion

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…