International Sports Rights

Suppose with the birth of Santa falling on a Wednesday this year, no other network would have a claim to it on the Thursday, Sun-Mon rotation in theory

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On most Sundays throughout the MLB season, Roku will be the home for the league’s first games of the day, with an exclusivity window during airtime as well. In addition, paying subscribers of MLB.TV can watch all 18 matchups blackout-free from anywhere in the world.

Roku has worldwide rights to the MLB Sunday Leadoff games and in addition to the U.S. plans to also stream games in Canada and Mexico during the season.

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Very interesting. The deal is only for 18 games a year? What coverage do they carry? Do they produce their own? They hold worldwide rights but don’t plan on streaming overseas?

After this year, the streaming giant will carry at least one holiday game over the next three years. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Bloomberg reported the fee was less than $150 million per game.

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I’d assume Netflix will only show Christmas Day NFL in USA only, as ESPN still has the rights to the matches in Australia and New Zealand.

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It’s being touted as a global deal in the media releases I’ve seen.

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You would think those in Australia who signed up for NFL Game Pass will still be able to see it.

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The NFL has announced that the first two matches to stream on Netflix on Christmas Day this year are:
Chiefs at Steelers (1pm US ET - 5am AEDT on Boxing Day)
Ravens at Texans (4.30pm US ET - 8.30am AEDT on Boxing Day)

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Yeah that would be the case.
ESPN may not have the rights to the ‘holiday’ games though

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NFL Game Pass is blackout-free so I assume NFL GP will carry the two Christmas Games. Worth every penny

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Do you know when ESPN’s deal for Aus/NZ expires?

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That article really doesn’t clear up anything at all. Doesn’t reference ESPN at all. Seems to think 7 are the only Australian broadcaster.

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Based on the blurb there it’s only a FTA-broadcast article and talking about any impact on viewers who watch for free only?

Yeah - but it just lacks the nuance of anyone who knows the sport/sports rights. Doesn’t consider the bigger picture.

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Reading it for the first time now I think it’s just a Seven PR piece.