Amazon Bid for Fox Networks May Escalate Sports Rights Arms Race

Amazon Bid for Fox Networks May Escalate Sports Rights Arms Race

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter: Murdoch’s 22 regional stations, valued at $25 billion, draw interest from Amazon, MLB, the Yankees and others as streaming deals heat up. Live sports rights may be headed to a new frontier as streaming becomes an increasingly significant component of deals. While Fox recently inked a 10-year extension with Major […]

Disney’s ESPN Said to Cut 100 Jobs This Week Amid TV Woes

Disney’s ESPN Said to Cut 100 Jobs This Week Amid TV Woes

Courtesy of Bloomberg: Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN network will cut about 100 staffers this week, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the leader in sports TV copes with rising programming costs and an eroding subscriber base. ESPN President John Skipper, in a memo to staff Wednesday, said the network has been determining whom […]