Eric Fisher, US Editor

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Nielsen Media Research, the firm behind ratings data that drives much of the television industry in the United States, is under increasing fire as a network advocacy group is calling for an independent…
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Two of the biggest content producers and sports rights-holders in Spanish-language media are coming together as Grupo Televisa and Univision Holdings Inc. are merging in a $4.8bn (€4.0
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ESPN on April 14 will carry its first betting-oriented alternate production of a National Basketball Association game with the debut of its Daily Wager Special on both ESPN+ and ESPN2
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Meadowlark Media, the newly formed content venture formed by former DAZN chairman John Skipper and popular sports talk radio personality Dan Le Batard, has raised $12.6m (€10.7
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The YES Network, the regional sports network home for Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees, set a series of viewership records for its coverage of the club’s April 1 Opening Day game against Toronto.
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Entercom, a prominent Pennsylvania-based multiplatform audio company, has rebranded itself to Audacy, effective immediately, signaling its broader corporate ambitions
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Prominent Massachusetts-based gaming company DraftKings is continuing its furious run of activity in 2021 by completing a deal to acquire the Vegas Sports Information Network Inc

International broadcaster Eleven has completed a deal to acquire American digital media entity Team Whistle in an agreement aimed at forging greater synergies between entities already within the portfolio…
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Fox Sports is accelerating its transition from a media outlet to both a content producer and gaming company through a new rights deal with the New York Racing Association that also gives the network an…
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Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins, as expected, have completed a multiyear local rights renewal with Bally Sports Florida, solidifying one of its critical revenue streams and making them the last c…
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Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees and the YES Network have revived a long-planned digital rights deal with Amazon in which the ecommerce and streaming video giant will show 21 live Yankees games t…

Bruin Sports Capital has completed a deal with Australian-based Quadrant Private Equity to become co-owner of TGI Sport, a global sports technology, media, and marketing company, in a move to further expand…