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SporTV, the pay-television broadcaster owned by Brazilian media group Globo, has acquired rights to the top-tier Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB), while Disney-owned sports broadcaster ESPN has also renewed…
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Each of league's US rightsholders see markers of audience growth

Christy Collier-Hill, the head of the Women's National Basketball League, has told SportBusiness Media that the property’s first media rights fees reflect its growing popularity and potential. 
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The 2022 Women’s National Basketball Association playoffs have been the most-viewed playoffs since 2002 as the league gets set for the Finals beginning September 11 between the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut S…
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ESPN announced its most-watched kickoff weekend of college football since 2016 and second-best since 2009 after airing 17 games across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU
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Former National Football League punter and American football analyst Pat PcAfee has joined ESPN’s popular college football pregame show, College GameDay as a full-time member on a multiyear deal.
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Serena Williams’ final US Open run produced record attendance and viewership numbers during her second-round singles match against world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit.

Broadcasters Nine and ESPN have acquired domestic media rights for Australia's Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) in two-season deals covering 2022-23 and 2023-24
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ESPN has doubled the amount it pays for English Football League rights in the US, despite only being able to agree a two-season deal with the Pitch International agency.
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The Big 12 Conference said it will enter into accelerated discussions with current media partners Fox and ESPN about a possible extension of their rights contracts
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Serena Williams' opening match at the US Open drew an average 2.7 million domestic viewers on ESPN, with the American's straight-sets victory over Danka Kovinic peaking at 3.2 million
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Disney’s ESPN announced that it recorded a 50 percent increase in viewership of the Women’s National Basketball Association first round of the 2022 playoffs compared to last year’s first and second round…

Volleyball World, the commercial arm of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), has announced a three-year exclusive rights deal across Latin America with sports broadcaster ESPN
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The Premier Hockey Federation has extended its domestic rights agreement with ESPN for two years through the 2023-24 season
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The 2023 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I women’s basketball championship will be broadcast on ABC for the first time. The game is scheduled for Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.
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The Women's National Basketball Association has recorded a 16 per cent domestic viewership increase this year across its national television partners from 2021, highlighting a multitude of successful business…
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The Walt Disney Co. has announced that its flagship sports streaming service ESPN+ added 500,000 subscribers in the third quarter of fiscal 2022, reaching 22.8 million subscribers at the end of June