Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group is reportedly looking to raise $250m (€206m) to create a new sports streaming service that would broadcast games within its portfolio of exclusive rights.
Facing rising pressures both financially and from distributors, Sinclair Broadcast Group is accelerating its efforts to introduce a direct-to-consumer offering early next year for its regional sports content. US Editor Eric Fisher reports.
Sinclair Broadcast Group's dramatic naming rights deal with Bally's Corp. for its portfolio of regional sports networks goes into effect this week with the start of the 2021 Major League Baseball regular season. Rob Weisbord, Sinclair president of broadcast and chief advertising and revenue officer, speaks to SportBusiness US Editor Eric Fisher about the Bally Sports rebranding.
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Dispute with Disney-controlled streaming provider follows battle with YouTube TV
Streaming service YouTube TV has announced it will drop 19 Fox-branded regional sports networks owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group effective October 1 after the two parties failed to reach terms on a renewal…
With the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, and Major League Baseball all approaching their offseasons at the same time due to Covid-19, US regional sports networks are facing an extended programming drought of live pro team sports during the fourth quarter of 2020.
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