Episode 11: Richard Deitsch (@RichardDeitsch) & Eric Jackson (@EricJackson)

 

A sports media roundtable episode. It was great to have Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch back on the podcast joined by tech and media investor Eric Jackson. New York City was also a vibrant participant on this podcast thanks to Richard.

Topics covered:

— O.J. Simpson

— Heightened interest in the NBA including Summer League ratings, general interest in free agency and Lonzo & LaVar Ball

— Report that Fox Sports 1 is asking its personalities to talk more about sports they have rights for and less about sports they don’t have

— Bonus on the above topic: Conspiracy theories! Richard wonders if someone close to Jamie Horowitz (or perhaps Jamie himself?) was the source. Eric wonders if it is UFC people leaking that info out to juice the next rounds of rights negotiations

— The pastime that’s sweeping the nation: what sports rights won’t ESPN bid on in the next round of rights?

— How to judge success for new studio shows being launched (like SC6 and the upcoming new Mike Greenberg show)?

— What will FS1 look like in 3 years?

You can find Richard’s work on Sports Illustrated, Twitter and his podcast on whatever platform you use by searching for the “SI Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch”. You can find Eric’s work in a variety of places including CNBC  and Twitter and you can find his Podcast by searching for “The Eric Jackson Podcast”

 

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