SBJ/20091109/SBJ In-Depth

Examining U.S. media rights

TELEVISION

  NFL

MLB

NBA

NHL

NASCAR

NCAA

OLYMPICS

Network

Fox: $5.76 billion, eight-year deal through 2013

CBS: $4.96 billion, eight-year deal through 2013

NBC: $4.82 billion, eight-year deal through 2013

Fox: $1.8 billion, seven-year deal through 2013

ABC: part of a $7.44 billion, eight-year deal through 2015-16

NBC: revenue share through 2010-11

CBC: through 2013-14 (Canada)

Fox: $1.76 billion

ESPN/ABC: $2.16 billion.

Both part of an eight-year, $4.8 billion deal through 2014.

CBS: $6 billion deal through 2013 gives the network rights to 66 championships, including men’s basketball. CBS can sublicense most rights to other carriers.

NBC Universal: 2010 Games $820 million; 2012 Games $1.18 billion. Includes all domestic media rights.*

Cable

ESPN: $8.8 billion, eight-year deal through 2013 for “Monday Night
Football”

ESPN: $2.37 billion, eight-year deal through 2013.

TBS: $700 million, seven-year deal through 2013

ESPN and TNT: part of a $7.44 billion, eight-year deal through 2015-16

Versus: $232.5 million deal through 2010-11

TSN and RDS: through 2013-14 (Canada)

TNT: $640-$680 million, as part of an eight-year, $4.8 billion deal through 2014

Speed Channel through 2014

ESPN: rights to 22 championships

CBS College Sports: rights to a minimum of 10 championships

NBC Universal

Satellite/
digital

DirecTV: $4.0 billion, four-year deal through 2014 to retain exclusivity for its “NFL Sunday Ticket” out-of-market package

DirecTV, Dish Network, iN Demand: seven-year deals through 2013

DirecTV,
iN Demand,
Dish Network

DirecTV,
iN Demand

Bell TV, Rogers and Cogeco (Canada)

TNT, Speed Channel extended through 2014

DirecTV: Multiyear agreement extended DirecTV’s exclusive rights to air CBS’s coverage of NCAA men’s basketball tournament out-of-market games

N/A

HDTV

All TV rights holders

All TV rights holders

All TV rights holders; NBA TV

All TV rights holders

All TV rights holders

All TV rights holders

NBC Universal

VOD

(game
highlights)

NFL Network,
DirecTV

MLBAM allows RSNs to replay live broadcasts 24 hours after the game.

Comcast (clubs cannot provide locally without league permission)

Comcast (clubs can provide locally)

Speed Channel

N/A

N/A

Property specific networks (household subscribers)

NFL Network
(50 million)

NFL RedZone

MLB Network (54 million)

NBA TV
(45 million)

NHL Network (30 million)

Speed Channel through 2014
(74 million)

ESPNU

CBS College Sports Network

N/A

RADIO

 

Terrestrial

Westwood One: $30 million, two-year deal through 2010

ESPN Radio: $55 million, five-year deal through 2010

ESPN Radio: through 2015-16

Westwood One

MRN (owned by ISC)

PRN

CBS: sublicensed to Westwood One through 2013

NBC Universal: sublicensed to Westwood One

Satellite

Sirius/XM: $220 million, seven-year deal through 2010

Sirius/XM: $650 million, 11-year deal through 2015

Sirius/XM: through 2009-10

Sirius/XM: $100 million, 10-year deal through 2015

Sirius/XM: five-year, $107.5 million deal through 2011

Sirius/XM: through 2009 for men’s basketball tournament

N/A

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