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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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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

Esports tournament organiser Blast Premier has reached eight new international media rights deals for the 2021 season

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

David Nugent, the chief commercial officer at iX.co, the digital media and solutions company owned by the Infront agency, is leaving his position
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Major League Soccer's New England Revolution has named CBS Boston as its new local broadcast partner, replacing NBC Sports Boston

Motorsport-focused broadcaster REV TV has acquired rights in Canada to the MotoGP motorcycling championship
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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 …
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The Penn Relays, the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, has struck a five-year digital rights deal with streaming service FloSports through 2025.

Lega Serie A has accepted offers for broadcast rights to the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana in the Balkan region and also the Americas, excluding the US, from 2021-22 to 2023-24
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Italy’s Serie A will enjoy a significant increase in the value of its US media rights for the second cycle in a row after securing a deal with ViacomCBS from 2021-22.
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US media group Univision has acquired exclusive Spanish-language rights to the 2021 Copa América, paying less than its rival Telemundo did for the 2019 edition of South America’s top-tier national football tournament.
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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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US Spanish-language media company Univision Communications has agreed a five-year extension to its rights deal with Combate Americas, with the mixed martial arts promotion rebranding to Combate Global…
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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