Bob Williams, US office

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Major League Soccer's DC United has announced local broadcast deals with NBC Sports Washington and Telemundo's multicast network TeleXitos for the 2021 and 2022 seasons

Canadian host broadcaster TSN refused to carry an April 12 World Men's Curling Championship playoff game between the United States and Switzerland due to Covid-19 concerns
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The USL League One game between Greenville Triumph SC and Union Omaha on May 16 is scheduled to air on ESPN2, marking the first time that the third-tier league will appear on national television in the …

The Professional Fighters League has secured a media rights deal with Vietnamese sports network FPT TV for the 2021 season, expanding the mixed martial arts organization's distribution in Asia

Setanta Sports has secured a four-year extension of National Hockey League rights in Ukraine and the Eurasia region, from the 2022-23 season through 2025-26
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CBS Sports has continued to add to its expansive soccer portfolio by gaining a substantial package of English-language rights to Concacaf qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

CBS Sports has acquired the United States broadcast rights to Serie A for the 2021-24 cycle in a deal worth around $200m (€170m) over its duration.
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TUDN, the United States-based Spanish-language sports network, has secured the exclusive Spanish-language rights to the 2021 Copa América.
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Experienced US sports media industry executive David Levy has been appointed the new chairman of sports data company Genius Sports Group
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Major League Rugby has partnered with global rugby union content platform RugbyPass to create the free streaming and digital content service The Rugby Network ahead of the 2021 season.
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The National Hockey League and ESPN are reportedly close to agreeing a seven-year media rights deal in the United States
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NBCUniversal is poised to charge pay-TV providers higher subscription fees for USA Network due to an influx of premium live sports content to the general entertainment cable channel in the coming years