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oknewsguy

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    Fox in talks to sell to Disney

    Either way it's likely the biggest surprise of this whole thing and quite frankly I blame this on both Justice and Disney for being in the position they are now (Disney for not fighting the DOJ in order to keep the RSNs and Justice not targeting something that could net Disney the most money from the divestitures as the RSNs if Disney were to sell all of them together, they would lose billions of dollars just in a fire sale alone) now granted Disney would have too much influence on sports programming having ownership of both ESPN and the FSNs but the fact that big name companies like Fox and Comcast dropping out the way they did should alarm those that currently own the RSNs (such as Comcast and AT&T) and even in Sports Broadcasting in general that the Sports Broadcasting bubble is much closer to bursting than what it was a year ago, or even two years ago.
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    Fox in talks to sell to Disney

    It's highly doubtful Disney would enter into any agreement with New Fox as it wouldn't make sense for Fox to do it when they announced a few days ago that they weren't bidding for the RSNs. Here's what I can tell you is that by the time MLB season begins all 21 or 22 Fox Regional Sports Networks will operate under either Sinclair or under a company with ties to Disney (which means that the FSNs will still rebrand as ESPN RSNs) one notable exception might be the YES Network
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    ABC going after NFL Sunday package?

    Which forum?
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    ABC going after NFL Sunday package?

    Also don't forget who will be running the Alphabet Network after Disney-Fox closes, I guarantee one of the Fox executives that'll be leaving Fox for Disney played a critical role of Fox gaining the NFL from CBS in 1993 and now on what will be the 30th anniversary (in 2022) of the date that changed the NFL (and Fox) forever the same thing might happen except involving AFC rights and not NFC rights And remember what CBS is going through now is similar to what they went through in the Late 80s through the Mid 90s (and in particular from about 1986 to 1992) They will lose the NFL again in about 3 years unless them (and Viacom) get their act together, or else they will lose the NFL in a similar fashion to 1992
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    Fox in talks to sell to Disney

    The point is though, it just makes it now definite that the Yankees will buy YES back. Even if New Fox decided to buy the RSNs back, I still think that the Yankees would still have boughten YES back, so either way, it's just not the matter of if but when. And actually, that might be the other reason Fox pulled out because as it is the RSN business was slow growth. If New Fox had boughten the RSNs back without YES, it would be an even slower growth and it would drag down Fox's bottom line. From the reports I read back in November, Sinclair DID submit a bid for all 22 FSNs but the bankers who are holding proceedings of the RSN sales thought that Sinclair's bid was a low one at best
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    Fox in talks to sell to Disney

    That only leaves Sinclair as the only bidder for 21 of the 22 FSNs (with Fox pulling out, it's now more than likely that the Yankees will buy back the YES Network) otherwise the RSNs will likely have to go piecemeal
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    ABC going after NFL Sunday package?

    Say what you want about what Disney has done to ABC's sports programming in general but I absolutely hope that Fox's influence on ABC might convince the Alphabet Network to get serious about Sports once again, And bringing back a seperate Sports Division (Equipment, announcers, etc.) would be a good start
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    Nexstar to acquire Tribune

    How long is the current CBS affiliation agreement between CBS and Tribune with regards to WTTV?
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    NBC moving network master to Denver

    If I had to make an educated guess, I think Fox moved their master control operations for the FSNs to Houston sometime in the early 2000s (not sure exactly when they made that move)
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    Nexstar to acquire Tribune

    Until I see official sources like B&C and TVNewsCheck, I'm taking the reports of who's being divested in Indianapolis, Des Moines, and Huntsville with a grain of salt
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    2018 NFL Season

    Although (as much as I'm a fan of CBS Sports HQ) I think they could use some sort of a refresh for CBS' Super Bowl LIII Coverage. Other than that, leave everything else alone
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    Gray/Raycom Merger Thread

    Yes, I meant to say KOSA. Good catch
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    2018 NFL Season

    We'll know more by the Super Bowl if CBS debuts the new graphics package or not. Although the current graphics have aged pretty well IMO
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    Gray/Raycom Merger Thread

    So basically it's there for WTVG and KOSA to take if Tegna starts dragging KWES and WTOL down
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    Nexstar to acquire Tribune

    I thought Sinclair wasn't truthful about the WPIX and the KDAF/KIAH "sales" either?
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