Sporticast: English Soccer Cashes American Check, Red Sox Buying Penguins


On the latest Sporticast episode, hosts Scott Soshnick and Eben Novy-Williams concentrate on a number of of the best sports activities actions enterprise tales of the week, along with the English Premier League’s new six-year, $2.6 billion address NBCUniversal. The deal covers the league’s rights for every English- and Spanish-language broadcasts inside the U.S.

It’s primarily probably the most priceless American TV settlement for a European soccer league, eclipsing the $1.4 billion deal that Spain’s LaLiga inked with ESPN earlier this yr. It’s moreover an mandatory keep for NBC, which not too way back misplaced its NHL rights and has used prior EPL seasons as a choice to drive subscriptions for its Peacock streaming service.


The hosts moreover concentrate on Fenway Sports Group’s pending deal to accumulate the Pittsburgh Penguins. If it is authorised by the NHL, the deal would put the Penguins proper right into a sports activities actions and leisure portfolio that moreover comprises the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park and Roush Fenway Racing. Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy talked about the group’s enlargement ambitions in a earlier Sporticast podcast.

The hosts shut by discussing two further tales—Sportradar’s new eight-year partnership with the NBA, a deal worth higher than $1 billion in cash and equity, and the New York Islanders’ new $1.1 billion enviornment, which opened over the weekend.

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