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MLS signs Fox deal in the US, but 26-year relationship with Disney is over

Major League Soccer in the US has announced a series of new four-year linear TV agreements (2023-2026) with FOX Sports (FOX/FS1/FOX Deportes) and TelevisaUnivision (Univision/UNIMÁS/TUDN) in the US, and TSN & RDS in Canada. MLS stressed that the new North American agreements “complement the 10-year partnership between MLS and Apple starting next year”. That ground-breaking […]

Fox Sports renews Formula 1 relationship in Mexico

Fox Sports Mexico has extended its partnership with racing circuit Formula 1 for three additional years until 2025. The decision closely follows the news that F1 will continue to hold a Grand Prix in Mexico City until at least the 2025 season. Ian Holmes, director of content and rights, Formula 1, said: “Mexico is a […]

Mediapro secures green light to acquire Argentinian Fox Sports channels

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has secured regulatory approval to acquire three Fox Sports channels owned by The Walt Disney Company in Argentina. Mediapro secured a green light from the National Antitrust Comission (CNDC) to acquire the three channels, which passed into Disney’s ownership as a result of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. The […]

fuboTV picks up package of UEFA rights in Fox Sports sublicencing deal

Sports-oriented US OTT platform fuboTV has acquired a package of UEFA national football rights in a six-year sublicencing deal with Fox Sports. The deal will kick off with the UEFA Nations League in June 2022. fuboTV will have exclusive rights to stream select matches featuring the top European national teams, including Italy, France, England, Germany, […]

US broadcasters consider technology to fill gap left by fans in closed venue matches 

With professional sports set to be played behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, a number of top US broadcasters are looking to technology to fill the gap left by fans. According to a New York Post report, ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS and Turner Sports are all considering implementing VR technology to emulate the match […]

Fox taps Verizon Media to stream Super Bowl in UHD HDR for first time

Verizon Media is to deliver this weekend’s US Super Bowl LIV in UHD HDR streaming for the first time. Verizon’s Media’s streaming workflow and delivery technology will support the streaming of the Super Bowl on the Fox Sports app, the Fox Now and the Yahoo Sports mobile app to bring UHD HDR coverage of the […]

Sinclair completes US$10.6bn Fox RSN deal 

US broadcast group Sinclair has confirmed the US$10.6 billion capture of 21 regional sports networks (RSNs) and Fox College Sports.  The deal, first announced in May, was a part of Disney’s obligation to divest 22 Fox-owned RSNs in order to end the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s investigation into its acquisition of 21st Century […]

KPN launches DreamWorks, updated Fox Sports 1 channels for KPN iTV

Dutch Telco KPN has signed a deal with NBCUniversal International to launch DreamWorks on KPN iTV. The channel, which launches today (July 23), will initially operate for several hours a day building to a full 24-hour broadcast schedule in September. Content shown on the DreamWorks channel includes family shows and movies such as The Adventures […]

Fox Sports taps IBM Watson for AI-infused Women’s World Cup coverage

Fox Sports has tapped IBM Watson to use AI for analysis of its coverage of the Women’s World Cup football tournament in France. Fox Sports has introduced a new broadcast segment called Player Spotlight Built with IBM Watson. The AI-backed tool is designed to help generate statistical analysis for match commentary using a natural language […]

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