Sinclair confirms Fox RSNs acquisition

Sinclair Broadcasting Group has confirmed the acquisition of 21 Fox regional sports networks from US media giant Disney in a deal worth $10.6bn (€9.5bn).

With the deal confirmed, Sinclair has now become a major player in the sports broadcasting industry in the United States. Sinclair has this year also partnered with the Chicago Cubs to create a new RSN, and with the New York Yankees to acquire the YES network.

The 21 RSNs will give Sinclair the linear and streaming media rights to: 14 MLB teams, 16 NBA teams and 12 NHL teams.

The sale will require approval from the United States Department of Justice.

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