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ESPN Deportes Gets Spanish Super Bowl Broadcast

“According to the agreement, the Spanish-language sports network will also cover an AFC Divisional Playoff game and the AFC Championship Game.”

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The NFL will spend plenty of time negotiating TV rights which are up for renewal in 2022, but on Monday, the league and CBS announced an agreement with ESPN Deportes to televise Super Bowl LV in Spanish.

Currently scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 7 2021 in Tampa, although dealings with COVID-19 could potentially alter the date, it will be the third Super Bowl telecast for ESPN Deportes. According to the agreement, the Spanish-language sports network will also cover an AFC Divisional Playoff game and the AFC Championship Game. ESPN Deportes already televises Monday Night Football weekly, the Pro Bowl, NFL Draft and one Wild Card Playoff game. 

“The NFL’s Hispanic fan base is rapidly expanding and growing more passionate every day,” VP Marketing Strategy, Operations & Planning for the NFL Amanda Herald said in the press release. “It is of the utmost importance to us to make NFL football accessible to Spanish-speaking fans and we are ecstatic to see this come to fruition with ESPN Deportes during the postseason.”

The rapidly growing Hispanic-American fan base for the NFL was most recently estimated to include 28.7 million people according to an ESPN poll. The league has done a good job of marketing themselves to the demographic, despite only 16 of its 1,696 players being of Hispanic descent last season. 

Even with the growing fan base, this season’s AFC Championship Game will be the first to ever air on a Spanish-language network in the United States. The only other two Super Bowls broadcast on ESPN Deportes came in 2016 and 2019, which like this season, was an event aired by CBS.

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FOX Sued for Patent Infringement Over NFL Scheduling

“Recentive Analytics filed suit against FOX in a Delaware federal court on November 29 according to Yahoo Sports.”

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An analytics company is suing FOX over claims that the network developed a mapping tool using their patented technology to create a season slate of NFL games.

Recentive Analytics filed suit against FOX in a Delaware federal court on November 29 according to Yahoo Sports.

The lawsuit claims FOX used access to Recentive’s predictive analytics tools to develop a resource of their own that would create optimal schedules for its 1 and 4 p.m. NFLwindows.

The company is seeking a declaration that FOX infringed on two of its patents. Recentive is also suing for damages and wants an injunction keeping FOX from using Recentive tech and preventing the network from “selling, offering for sale, marketing or using any internal network and mapping analytics tool for the scheduling and regionalization of events covered by the patents.”

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FOX Will Use Chris Fallica On Belmont Stakes Coverage

“While the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby remain at NBC, The Belmont Stakes is moving to FOX as part of the network’s deal with the New York Racing Association.”

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The Bear will be more than just a college football presence when he moves to FOX. Chris Fallica wrapped his final duties for ESPN last week and is now headed to a new network and will tackle some new responsibilities.

Fallica’s new role at FOX will involve plenty of sports gambling content. Richard Deitsch of The Athletic reports that content will include horse racing.

“One Fox Sports source said look for him to appear on the Belmont Stakes coverage,” Deitsch wrote in his weekly media column.

Starting in 2023, horse racing’s Triple Crown will not be seen all in one place. While the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby remain at NBC, The Belmont Stakes is moving to FOX as part of the network’s deal with the New York Racing Association.

How the network intends to use Chris Fallica on the broadcast is not clear. Given that he is coming to the network to contribute to gambling conversations, it is likely he would either be making picks or at least reviewing odds right up to the start of the race.

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NBCUniversal CEO Expects Disney To Buy Company’s Hulu Stake

“Shell noted that live sports coverage is helping make the stake in Hulu a luxury for NBCUniversal.”

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The Walt Disney Company owns 67% of Hulu. The other 33% is owned by NBCUniversal. The latter company doesn’t expect that to be the case forever.

“It’s worth a lot of money,” NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said at an investor conference earlier this week, “and I think there’s no indication that anything else is going to happen than Disney writing us a big check.”

Hulu is primarily a platform for movies and television shows. It is a major part of Disney’s deal with the NHL though. The streaming giant is part of the package of 103 games that are exclusive to ESPN and ABC. Hulu is also a live TV provider for many. The company’s Hulu Plus Live TV package had over 4 million subscribers as of the summer of 2022.

Shell noted that live sports coverage is helping make the stake in Hulu a luxury for NBCUniversal. He credits sports and content migrated from Hulu as the reason Peacock has grown to 18 million paid subscriptions since September.

Deadline reports that if Disney does want to acquire NBCUniversal’s stake in Hulu, “the price could fluctuate but will be in the tens of billions of dollars.”

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