JohnWallStreet – Early Entrants: Episode 6

While it’s reasonable to assume DirectTV Now would be the front-runner to acquire the broadcast streaming rights, multiple sources tell JohnWallStreet that the NFL “is leaning in to Amazon’s pitch.”

JohnWallStreet: CBS’ Deal With the NCAA

The value of the March Madness television package has grown exponentially since CBS first landed the broadcast rights to college basketball’s post-season tournament in 1981 for $48 million.

JohnWallStreet: ESPN+, Exclusive Broadcast Partner of UFC through 2025

The UFC has agreed to a deal with ESPN that will make ESPN+ the exclusive broadcast partner of the promotion’s PPV events through 2025. The agreement gives the OTT service...

JohnWallStreet: NCAA’s Limitations to Student Athletes

NCAA cannot “limit [the] compensation or benefits related to education” that are awarded to student-athletes competing in Division I men’s and women’s basketball or the football Bowl Subdivision.

JohnWallStreet – Early Entrants: Episode 5

Rumors indicate that MLS’ New York Red Bulls are closing in on a stadium naming rights agreement with a licensed gaming company.

JohnWallStreet: Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs High Profile Fight to Air Exclusively on DAZN

Schaefer told ESPN that PPV is “going to be bigger than ever” and projected that existing PPV records are going to fall.

JohnWallStreet: NBA and Millennials

Millennials and Gen-Z’s want to watch content on demand, but sporting events require appointment viewing – once they go final, there’s little reason to watch.

New York Islanders to Play 2019-2020 Home Schedule at NYCB Live’s Renovated Nassau Coliseum

Crain’s New York Business has reported hearing whispers that the New York Islanders will play the entirety of their 2019-2020 home schedule (and presumably the ’20-’21 home schedule) at NYCB Live’s renovated Nassau Coliseum - the club’s home from 1972 through 2015.

JohnWallStreet: NBA’s Jersey Patch Program

The NBA’s jersey patch program – introduced in 2017 as a 3-year pilot – has been an “overwhelming success” from both the league and the advertisers’ perspectives.

JohnWallStreet: Foot Locker Investments

It’s been estimated that the Foot Locker investment was made at a valuation between $400 million and $500 million. 

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