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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 renew their respective contracts with the league.
Speaking to investors during his company’s fiscal year Q3 earnings call, Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger said the NBA is a cornerstone of the ESPN lineup. “It’s certainly a priority of ESPN to extend their relationship with the league,” Iger said.