Fox Sports Expands Relationship with New York Racing Association

Fox Sports announced last month it will expand its relationship with the New York Racing Association through 2030.

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A Conversation With the Exec Behind ESPN's NHL TV Coverage

Mark Gross is leading ESPN’s first NHL broadcasts in 16 years. He opened up about his strategy in an interview with Front Office Sports.

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ESPN Is the Biggest Winner from NFL’s Mega Media Deals

ESPN emerged as the winner in the NFL’s new TV deals, scoring its first two Super Bowls and flex scheduling for Monday Night Football.

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NFL Wants Networks to Double Payments for Broadcast Rights

Disney has paid $1.9 billion each year for Monday Night Football since 2011, and rejected a $3.8 billion annual price tag starting in 2022.

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Super Bowl TV Viewership Sinks 8%

CBS Sports’ telecast of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs averaged 91.629 million viewers, down 8%.

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CBS Nears Super Bowl Ad Sellout

ViacomCBS has “virtually sold out” its ad inventory for Super Bowl 55. Thirty-second spots for this year’s national broadcast went for about $5.5 million — down slightly from 2020. Last […]

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NFL Adds 2 Minutes For Ads, Setting Up Networks to Make Millions

The NFL announced that it will allow CBS, NBC and Fox to sell two additional minutes of commercials in games leading up to Super Bowl LV.

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ESPN Reportedly Discussing Scaling Back MLB TV Rights

Despite growth in its last two media rights deals with Fox Sports and Turner, it appears MLB might be in danger of losing ground with ESPN. How it started: An […]

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NFL TV Tracker: A Weekly Look at NFL Viewership

The NFL suffered its first TV drop in three years, as average game audiences for the 2020 regular season fell 8% vs. 2019 season. The decline came after two straight years of 5% increases.

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Thursday Night Plight

Fox pays $660 million for Thursday night rights and $1.08 billion for its NFL Sunday package.

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