Does Nick Khan think Amazon will buy the NFL Network?

January 26, 2021

This post will automatically feed through to Twitter but I’m extending my Twitter sabbatical indefinitely and won’t be looking at Twitter mentions. Andrew Marchand reports that “the Scott Boras of Sports Media” former super-agent turned head of the WWE Nick Khan thinks that Amazon will score a Thursday Night Football exclusive. With the NFL, Khan believes that Amazon could end up with “Thursday Night Football”, while the incumbent networks (Fox/CBS…

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Nixing NBCSN is more than just a bid to bolster Peacock

January 22, 2021

This post will automatically feed through to Twitter but I’m extending my Twitter sabbatical indefinitely and won’t be looking at Twitter mentions.  Big news day! There’s a lot to digest with the NBCSN news and many stories out there, but for my purposes, Kevin Draper’s piece in the New York Times covers the bases. That piece was headlined (at least in my web browser) “NBC Sports Network Will Shut Down…

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Prediction: all NFL rights will stay on linear TV but is NFL Network costing the NFL more than it’s worth?

January 22, 2021

This post will automatically feed through to Twitter but I’m extending my Twitter sabbatical indefinitely and won’t be looking at Twitter mentions.  I’ve been mostly checked out but I’m still reading a few sports TV ratings/sports media-related things here and there. Every time I hear (mostly via Richard Deitsch’s or Jimmy Traina’s podcasts) someone talk about NFL rights and the Thursday night package I feel a stirring of needing to…

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Alternate broadcasts/megacasts are nice PR, but…(Updated)

January 11, 2021

Update Jan 12, 2021: Per CBS Sports PR Bears/Saints averaged 2.061 million viewers on Nickelodeon, the network’s most-watched program in total viewers in four years. The game averaged 28.6 million on CBS. Maybe there was a best-case scenario after all? It’s interesting but I can’t really make anything out of it yet other than that I consider that a very good result ratings-wise. I figure CBS/Nick would’ve done it again…

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