Capstar wants WTKK calls
Sat Mar 23 11:07:35 EDT 2013
Mark Watson wrote:
> They also plan on airing some NASCAR races once they change to FS 1, come the
> Fall they'll have some college football, late Fall college basketball (games
> from conferences that Fox Sports has rights to) and next year some Major League
> Baseball games added to the mix. Don't be surprised to see them aggressively
> pursue college football/basketball conference packages that ESPN/CBS Sports/NBC
> Sports or various sports production outfits (Raycom, etc.) when they come up for
Yes, Fox has been stockpiling up sports rights for this reason. They temporarily dumped some of that content on FX in the last year or two. Fox also just signed a deal with the new Big East for Fox Sports 1.
(Fox also recently acquired a huge stake in the Yankees' YES Network. Can't remember what percentage it was.)
> Compared to ESPN, NBC Sports Network and CBS Sports Network, how many cable
> subscribers get the Speed network?
Numbers I see for ESPN are close to 100 million. For Speed it's about 90 million -- but I'd guess Speed is on a non-basic tier in many of those homes (it is in mine). It's not in Comcast's interest to make it basic, especially with NBC Sports Network in the mix.
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