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The NFL has hit back at US telco AT&T after the latter’s decision to remove the NFL Network and Red Zone channels from its U-verse TV and DirecTV Now platforms.
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Sports media and data provider Sportradar has agreed an exclusive partnership with sports betting content producer SportsGrid to launch a free, 24-hour US sports-betting network
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The quest to purchase the former Fox regional sports networks has taken yet another twist with reports that Major League Baseball has teamed up with Liberty Media Group to buy the assets, which are worth…
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Tiger Woods' victory at the Masters on Sunday led to mixed TV ratings for US broadcaster CBS due to the unusually early start time of the final round
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US motor-racing series IndyCar has agreed a rights partnership with the Claro division of Mexican telco América Móvil.
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The Walt Disney Company has forecast that its OTT sports streaming service, ESPN+, will have between eight million and 12 million subscribers by the end of the 2024 fiscal year
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Fox Sports has acquired media rights in the US to the finals of various EA Sports Fifa 19 Global Series events, including the season-ending Fifa eWorld Cup 2019, while social broadcasting platform Caffeine…
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The Big 12 Conference has signed an expanded agreement with ESPN, which will gain the rights to all its American football championship games until 2024 and create a Big 12-branded offering on OTT streaming …
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Ahead of this week's Masters, it was announced that virtually every shot from every round will be made available on the tournament's website and app for the first time
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Bob Williams speaks to Chris Benyarko, the NBA's senior vice-president of direct to consumer, about the league's manifold micro-payments initiatives.
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In honour of Super Bowl LIII, SportBusiness Consulting has updated its USA market focus – part of the 2018 SportBusiness Consulting Global Media Report – and made it freely available.
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MLS team's commercial prospects given ‘dramatic overhaul’ by move to $400m stadium Mixed-use development with sportsbook planned to capitalise on sports betting legislation E

Facebook has finally emerged as a major player in the global sports rights-market Acquisition strategy is highly targeted, with India and Latin America among priorities

NBA 2K League games will be simulcast on YouTube for the rest of the 2019 season, under a deal announced yesterday [Tuesday]
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Monday's NCAA Tournament Championship Game earned a 12.4 overnight rating on free-to-air CBS, up about 20 per cent on last year's final, broadcast on cable channels TBS, TNT and truTV
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ESPN+, the OTT sports streaming service, has struck a deal with the US Soccer Federation for exclusive rights to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the country's top club knockout competition
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Ice Cube’s Big3 basketball league has secured a broadcast deal with CBS Sports following the end of a two-year contract with Fox Sports. The length of the deal and financial terms were not revealed.
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BeIN Sports' long-term future in the United States was put in doubt after the Federal Communications Commission dismissed the network's third carriage complaint against Comcast/Xfinity
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Pay-television broadcaster Tennis Channel has renewed its exclusive multimedia partnership with the Citi Open tournament until 2023
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NBC Sports Philadelphia has become the latest US regional sports network to introduce betting-focused broadcasts
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Major League Lacrosse has opted to take back its media rights as part of a major overhaul as it prepares to face increased competition in the US marketplace
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CBS Sports has extended its exclusive media-rights deal with Professional Bull Riders through 2028
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ESPN has agreed a a 12-year contract extension for the American Athletic Conference’s global media rights from 2020-21.
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US Spanish-language television network Univision, owner of sports channel Univision Deportes Network, has struck a long-term carriage agreement with satellite operator Dish Network, ending a nine-month…
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Digital video distribution platform SendtoNews has acquired exclusive rights to distribute Major League Soccer’s video content to local digital publishers across the US and Canada.
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The NFL is looking to expand its Sunday Ticket package for out-of-market games beyond its exclusive deal with DirecTV and into the digital frontier
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US broadcaster ESPN has denied a report claiming it has acquired exclusive English- and Portuguese-language rights to the 2019 Copa América.