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ESPN's Sports Contracts
« on: June 26, 2017, 04:45:42 PM »

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Interesting article on what ESPN pays and the overall status of its finances.  A few scrolls down is a table with what they pay the various sports properties and how long the contracts last.

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2017/06/26/Media/ESPN-main.aspx
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Interesting article on what ESPN pays and the overall status of its finances.  A few scrolls down is a table with what they pay the various sports properties and how long the contracts last.

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2017/06/26/Media/ESPN-main.aspx

This was an interesting read. I kind of think in general these sports companies and teams are all going to decline in popularity and revenues long term. There are more competing entertainment options than ever before and it spreads out the interest level. The NFL losing it's popularity due to concussion related issues in particular seems really predictable. 

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Interesting article on what ESPN pays and the overall status of its finances.  A few scrolls down is a table with what they pay the various sports properties and how long the contracts last.

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2017/06/26/Media/ESPN-main.aspx

This was an interesting read. I kind of think in general these sports companies and teams are all going to decline in popularity and revenues long term. There are more competing entertainment options than ever before and it spreads out the interest level. The NFL losing it's popularity due to concussion related issues in particular seems really predictable.

Potentially, but at the same time, the sports have been much more actively marketing their product internationally.  Just as US-produced blockbuster movies make a majority of their box-office receipts internationally, so too may major US sports leagues in the future.

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Interesting article on what ESPN pays and the overall status of its finances.  A few scrolls down is a table with what they pay the various sports properties and how long the contracts last.

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2017/06/26/Media/ESPN-main.aspx

This was an interesting read. I kind of think in general these sports companies and teams are all going to decline in popularity and revenues long term. There are more competing entertainment options than ever before and it spreads out the interest level. The NFL losing it's popularity due to concussion related issues in particular seems really predictable.

Potentially, but at the same time, the sports have been much more actively marketing their product internationally.  Just as US-produced blockbuster movies make a majority of their box-office receipts internationally, so too may major US sports leagues in the future.

But at the same time sports that have traditionally been more popular in other countries like mixed martial arts fighting and soccer are eating into the sports landscape here.

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As long as they have live sports rights, they'll stay afloat.    There's a reason why networks overpay for those rights.  There's a lot of value there.  For the most part, people still want to see their sports in real time.  Also, networks often use things like NFL telecasts to promote other networking.

The interesting thing will be when a lot of those live sports contracts are up. Mostly in the 2020s.  Are you going to see the Amazons, Netflixs, & Googles of the world making a more active approach to gobbling up those rights? You've already seen Twitter dip their toes in.  If so, ESPN could be in very deep trouble.


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