NBA Finals Game 1 ratings up from 2020 but remain historically low
Domestic television ratings for Game 1 of the National Basketball Association Finals between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks averaged 8
NBA sees domestic ratings boost in playoffs’ first round
In another sign of normalcy returning to the American sports industry, the National Basketball Association said its domestic television ratings for the first round of the 2021 playoffs were up both from…
ESPN signs landmark rights pact with the SEC
ESPN has signed a landmark media rights agreement with the Southeastern Conference, gaining exclusive rights to the Power Five conference’s premium football package beginning with the 2024-25 academic y…
MLB to be seen on ABC for first time since 1995
Major League Baseball this week will be seen on the ABC broadcast network in the United States for the first time since 1995 as the league’s newly expanded playoffs begin.
NFL, TV networks prep complex Draft production
A veteran ESPN producer says the upcoming National Football League Draft, being conducted in a virtual format for the first time due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, is the most complex event he’s ev…
MLS to enjoy record network TV coverage in 2020
Major League Soccer will have the most comprehensive US broadcast network schedule in league history in its 25th season next year
ABC to broadcast five Euro 2020 matches
US broadcast network ABC will air five matches from the 2020 European Championship next summer. This will include two group stage matches, two round-of-16 games and one quarter-final.
World Surf League partners with ABC for reality show
The World Surf League is partnering with US television network ABC to create a reality competition series, which will give participants the chance to compete on the WSL World Tour
MLS Cup final draws 823,000 average audience on ABC
The MLS Cup final, which was won by the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, November 10, drew an average audience of just 823,000 on ABC
MLS Cup final moves to ABC for first time since 2008
League to get broader TV distribution amid broader period of ascendancy
Disney and Turner pay big premium to keep out rivals
There are three main reasons why the National Basketball Association secured a 180-per-cent increase in the value of its domestic media rights this month, according to US rights experts.
Russian time zone freezes rights fees in US and Canada
Why media rights fees for Sochi have fallen from the Vancouver Games
TV RIGHTS CLIPS 2: F1, Asian Games and more
• Formula One: German free-to-air sports broadcaster DSF acquired a package of Formula One rights for the 2007 season.
NBA renewals to top 2007 world-beaters
Television rights deals with incumbent partners ABC/ESPN and TNT likely to be the most valuable of the year.
Sky football deal was world No.1 for 2006
UK pay-operator’s English Premier League deal was year's largest television sports-rights deal.
IOC takes tough stance over winning Olympic archives
The International Olympic Committee in major dispute with US television network ABC