Monday, March 25, 2019
Forty Under 40 Class of 2019
The leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and groundbreakers of our 20th class join a respected and accomplished group of sports industry executives. For 20 years, Sports Business Journal has recognized 40 executives under the age of 40 who are making an impact and shaping an industry. We are proud to share their stories.
Pac-12’s big gamble on distribution
The conference rejected an offer from ESPN to partner on the Pac-12 Networks, a deal that substantially would have boosted the distribution outlook for the underperforming channels. Now they’re seeking a $750 million investment in an effort to keep up.
NFL open to hybrid deals for popular Sunday Ticket
The NFL is talking to technology companies and cable operators, in addition to DirecTV, about the future of Sunday Ticket. While not surprising, the multifaceted outreach underscores that the NFL is likely to dramatically increase how the 25-year-old satellite package is distributed.
Geico fills NASCAR’s insurance category
The multiyear deal, which will be announced this week, designates Geico as NASCAR’s official insurance partner and will cost the insurer a low-seven-figure annual rights fee.
Padres up ante on concerts
The San Diego Padres are building a permanent concert stage at Petco Park to host smaller concerts, music festivals and culinary events. The area has a capacity of 6,000 and can be opened to adjacent streets for larger festivals that can host as many as 10,000 attendees.