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Strong start to 2019 also extends to digital and social media, and merchandise sales

US technology company Amazon is reportedly in talks to join Sinclair Broadcast Group’s bid to acquire the former Fox regional sports networks being sold off by the Walt Disney Company.

The NFL American football league, together with some of its US rights partners, is considering reworking its Sunday-afternoon packages, according to Variety

Sunday's NFL conference championship games resulted in massive ratings for CBS and Fox after they both went to overtime
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Amazon has made its biggest and boldest move into live sports broadcasting by joining the bidding for all of the 22 Regional Sports Networks that Disney acquired from 21st Century Fox but has been forced …

The Fox Sports division of US network Fox has struck a seven-year extension worth a reported $5bn (€4.4

“New Fox” has emerged as the front-runner to buy back the regional US sports networks it will sell to Disney, a move that would protect its position as a leading sports broadcaster in the country.
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Comcast has moved swiftly to counter the enhanced takeover offer submitted by 21st Century Fox for pan-European pay-television broadcaster Sky by entering a new bid to exceed that of its rival US media…
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Disney has tabled an improved $70.4bn (€61bn) takeover offer for a significant share of rival US media company 21st Century Fox’s business assets.

A whirlwind six months for US boxing have seen five major media-rights deals agreed from May to October this year, setting up a four-way battle for supremacy between platforms from 2019 onward

A decision on who will broadcast the Copa Sudamericana in Brazil and Latin America is understood to be close, but FC Diez Media won’t be making it.
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Fox’s acquisition of broadcast rights to the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is the first step in the US media group’s rebuilding project after many of its assets were sold to Disney.

The Chilean football federation has earned a slight increase in the value of its national team friendly and qualifier matches in a new deal with Chilevisión.

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Comcast confirmed today (Wednesday) that it is “in the advanced stages of preparing” an all-cash offer for a significant share of rival US media company 21st Century Fox’s business assets, challenging a deal struck in December between the latter and media giant Walt Disney.

Lachlan Murdoch will replace his brother James as chief executive of 21st Century Fox when the media company finalises a deal to offload its television and film assets to Walt Disney.

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally found that media company 21st Century Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky is not in the public interest, scuppering a second attempt by Rupert Murdoch to seize full control of the European pay-television broadcaster.

Brian Sullivan has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of the Fox Networks Group division of media company 21st Century Fox.

The Big Ten Network, a joint venture between US college sport organisation the Big Ten Conference and the Fox Entertainment Group division of US media company 21st Century Fox, has agreed a distribution partnership with sports streaming specialist FloSports.

Sports broadcaster ESPN has joined forces with a number of rival operators in the US to simulcast coverage of the Liga MX, the top division of football in Mexico, as part of a fund-raising initiative designed to support people affected by a series of natural disasters in the Americas.

Sky has expressed its disappointment after a proposed takeover of the European pay-television operator by media company 21st Century Fox was put on hold by Karen Bradley, the UK’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

The Big Ten Conference has confirmed domestic rights deals with the CBS and Fox networks and sports broadcaster ESPN.

Karen Bradley, the UK’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has confirmed that she has not yet decided whether to refer the proposed takeover of pay-television broadcaster Sky by media company 21st Century Fox to the Competition & Markets authority for a ‘phase two’ investigation.

Media company 21st Century Fox’s bid to take full control of European pay-television operator Sky is set to be referred to the UK competition regulator, it emerged today (Thursday).

Media company 21st Century Fox has received regulatory approval in the Republic of Ireland for its proposed takeover of European pay-television operator Sky.

The Oakland Raiders NFL American football franchise has signed a regional rights deal with KVVU FOX5 TV, an affiliate of media company 21st Century Fox that is available in Las Vegas.

The Cleveland Browns NFL American football franchise has entered into a local media-rights agreement with Fox Sports Ohio, a regional sports channel owned by the Fox Cable Networks division of the 21st Century Fox media company.

NFL American football franchises the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars have both secured local media-rights deals.

The UK’s Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, has said she is “minded to” refer US media company 21st Century Fox’s proposed takeover of pan-European pay-television broadcast group Sky to UK media watchdog Ofcom after the parties involved issued formal notification of the merger to the European Commission.
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The Fox Sports division of US network Fox has appointed Widen & Kennedy New York as its first-ever agency of record.

The NFL American football league suffered an eight per cent year-on-year drop in US television viewership during its 2016 regular season, according to data obtained by ESPN.com.

Pan-European pay-television broadcaster Sky, a major broadcaster of sports coverage, has confirmed a takeover approach from US media company 21st Century Fox.

The Chicago Cubs’ decisive victory over the Cleveland Indians in game seven of this year’s World Series attracted the largest audience for Major League Baseball’s end-of-season showpiece since 1991.

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US subscription video-on-demand service Hulu has secured carriage deals with media companies 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL American football franchise has entered into a multi-year local rights partnership with WOFL-TV/Fox 35, a regional television channel operated by media company 21st Century Fox.

US football streaming platform fuboTV has raised $15m (€13.4m) in a Series B funding round led by investments from European pay-television broadcast group Sky and US media company 21st Century Fox.

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US media company 21st Century Fox has appointed Brian Sullivan, the former chief executive of German pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland, to the newly created role of president of digital for its Fox Networks Group division.

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Influential sports media executive David Hill will step down from Rupert Murdoch’s US media company 21st Century Fox to launch a new production venture.