National Football League

Key league event essentially draws even with 2019 audience

Company reaches additional rights agreement with league, Fox Sports

Former Nike executive to market company's expanding sports rights

US-based media giant Comcast, which less than two months ago warned that signing a new NFL rights deal would lead to "tough decisions" elsewhere for the company, now wants to use its renewal with the league as a template for building its sports portfolio. US Editor Eric Fisher reports.

Event for now is most-attended sports function in the US since pandemic started

In this week's episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Chris Halpin, National Football League chief strategy and growth officer. Eric and Chris also discuss the dramatic rise and fall of the proposed European Super League, Vivid Seats’ plan to go public in a merger with a special purpose acquisition company led by Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly, and a $80m (€66.1m) round of funding for digital sports media entity Overtime.

League owners also approve shift in jersey uniform number policy

Dozens of teams and leagues look to advance cause of racial justice

League to significantly expand its presence in podcasting

In this week's episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Mark Abbott, Major League Soccer president and deputy commissioner. Eric and Chris also discuss National Football League’s recent trio of official sports betting partnerships, the developing effort of former Major League Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez to buy the National Basketball Association’s Minnesota Timberwolves, TrillerNet’s acquisition of combat sports-focused media company FITE, and rising tension between US media networks and Nielsen Media Research.

Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel designated official sports betting partners

In this week's episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Jahm Najafi, chief executive of The Najafi Companies and vice chairman of the National Basketball Association's Phoenix Suns. Eric and Chris also discuss the recent deal in which venerable trading card entity The Topps Co. will become a public company, the continued growth of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), New York state enacting mobile sports betting, and the emergence of Genius Sports following its landmark agreement to acquire National Football League data rights.

League gains warrants for 22.5 million shares in addition to rights fees

Sister of NFL team's controlling owner petitions court for sale of equity stake

League gets equity in London-based sports data and technology firm

Schedule expansion is the league's first since 1978

New format to feature each team at least once every eight years