The wraps will come off a new national network when Fox Sports Media Group holds its first upfront Tuesday. The timing is apropos as talk of escalating rights costs dominates the industry and sports…
Sports Rights Deals
ESPN has sold its U.K. and Ireland TV channels business to telecom giant British Telecom in a deal understood to be worth in the "low-to-mid tens of millions" of dollars.
By partnering to launch a new regional cable network in an overflowing market rather than making a straightforward rights deal, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Time Warner Cable have doubled down on…
Major League Baseball has signed eight-year extensions of its TV rights deals with Fox, TBS and the MLB Network, effective in 2014, that double the value of their previous pacts.
Barry Frank has revolutioned rights deals and built franchises
Let the branding begin. That's the mantra at cable sports networks renamed by NBC and CBS to take advantage of rights owned by the companies that run on their bigger broadcast brothers.
As CBS Sports stands on the cusp of two of its biggest events of the year, division chairman Sean McManus reiterated the Eye's view that pricey live-event rights packages "are responsible and good…
In the modern relationship between sports and television, two things are becoming crystal clear: Rights fees will keep rising, and you can never have too many playoff games.
People have traditionally been able to "ooh" and "aah" at big-money sports contracts and TV rights deals with cool detachment, as if the salaries paid star point guards or fees extended to football…
The NFL is poised to set off another explosion in the sports TV rights boom, closing in on contract extensions with CBS, Fox and NBC that by themselves would generate more than $3 billion in annual…