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Netflix rejects reports of sports-rights market move

Netflix rejects reports of sports-rights market move

By: TV Sports Markets team

Posted:
6 Dec 2017
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Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, has said that the online streaming service has no intention of expanding into the live sports-rights market.

Netflix, which has been linked with a move into the live sports sector, has recently signed a number of content partnerships with major football clubs.

Last month, Netflix agreed to produce a four-part documentary series focusing on the pre-season campaign at Argentinian club Boca Juniors. Netflix also has a similar content deal in place with Juventus of Italy.

However, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Sarandos said it is unlikely that Netflix will expand its sports-focused content into live streaming as he believes leagues will eventually take games and events directly to fans.

“I think the leagues have almost uncheckable pricing power,” Sarandos said.

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