Sinclair Broadcast Group

Soon-to-debut regional streaming product to carry relatively high price point compared to rival offerings

Bally Sports RSN operator appoints group of accomplished industry executives

Bally Sports RSNs parent completes pact with second-largest US cable operator

Sinclair Sports Group has announced a strategic partnership with California-based digital sports media company Wave Sports + Entertainment (WSE, formerly WAVE.tv)

Operator of Bally Sports RSNs issues downbeat earnings report

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Mike Raffensperger, FanDuel chief marketing officer. Fisher and Russo also discuss the start of the National Football League playoffs following a banner regular season for the property, the completion of a digital rights agreement between Sinclair Broadcast Group and the National Basketball Association, and the Covid-19 drama between Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and the Australian government.
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Rights agreement joins one made last month with the National Hockey League

Agreement advances efforts for planned regional streaming service

Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned outlet takes big step in global expansion

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview 777 Partners managing director Juan Arciniegas. Fisher and Russo also discuss Major League Baseball’s lockout of the MLB Players Association, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s new digital rights deal with the National Hockey League, and the $840m funding round for India-based fantasy sports platform Dream Sports.
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Ripley acknowledges MLB labor situation could delay start of DTC offering

Agreement presents further stress on an already-challenged RSN business

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Mark Locke, Genius Sports chief executive. Eric and Chris also wrap up Major League Baseball’s 2021 World Series, and discuss recent developments in the United States sports betting market, workplace conduct issues involving several pro teams, new funding for sports data and analytics company Kitman Labs, and the troubled efforts of Sinclair Broadcast Group to create a direct-to-consumer streaming product.
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After Sinclair Broadcast Group president and chief executive Chris Ripley said earlier this year the company had direct-to-consumer rights for “the vast majority of our teams,” he was forced to acknowledge in the company’s latest earnings call on November 3 it currently holds explicit direct-to-consumer streaming rights for just four MLB clubs. US Editor Eric Fisher reports.
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In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Eric Grubman, chairman of Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. (SEAH), and Neal Menashe, chief executive of Super Group. Eric and Chris also discuss CVC Capital Partners’ ongoing bid to acquire a 10 per cent equity stake in a holding company focused on LaLiga’s commercial ventures, Penn National Gaming’s acquisition of theScore, new provisions in New York City requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination to attend indoor sports and entertainment events, and Sinclair Broadcast Group’s latest earnings report.
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Major RSN owner touts plans for "in-game betting, but on steroids"

Maryland-based company eyes potential expansion of portfolio