INSIDE THE RING: Tanajara Jr. fighting on DAZN
SAN ANTONIO Fight night is quickly approaching for Hector Tanajara Jr.El Finito is putting his undefeated record on the line against veteran lightweight Mercito Gesta. Tanajara Jr. (19-0, 5 KOs) will be defending his WBC USNBC Lightweight title in his 20th career bout. Im looking forward to it, Tanajara said to KSAT 12 Sports last week via Zoom. I just have to keep working hard, everything weve been doing are the right steps to becoming a world champion, said Tanajara. When it comes time to fight, both Tanajara Jr. and Franco fly out to Riverside where they have a house and work with the legendary trainer Robert Garcia.
AP Sources: Bundesliga TV cash drops with Sky, DAZN deals
The growth in the value of Bundesliga TV rights has ended under a new four-year deal secured as the broadcasting industry grapples with the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the deals ahead of the German league organization, known as the DFL, meeting on Monday to ratify the contracts. The top games will be on Sky, which has the rights to 200 matches on Saturdays. The lack of significant competition in the auction particularly from Deutsche Telekom and Amazon contributed to the inability to grow the value of rights. The last auction in 2016 saw a 85% surge in value in rights.
Streaming sports service DAZN chasing NFL Sunday Ticket rights
The price points are different ($10-$20 for DAZN versus $5 for ESPN+), as is the content, with DAZN focusing largely on boxing. But DAZN's expansion speaks to the land grab for streaming subscribers around the world. As Skipper pursues international growth, he's also chasing NFL rights, specifically, rights to NFL Sunday Ticket, which AT&T's DirecTV currently controls. "We know that the NFL understands that they are ubiquitously popular and want to be ubiquitously available." Calling Chapek an "enormous sports guy," Skipper said ESPN won't want for attention, and it'll be "just as formidable" a rival to his startup.cnbc.com