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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19
« Reply #225: November 25, 2019, 12:16:16 PM »
ESPN+ also has some games.  Although I suppose that’s blacked out in the home territory?
That's correct about black outs.   I could see espn+ buying the local rights from a few teams to show locally though.   It looks like Yankees games shown locally on Amazon will be the first agreement.   I wonder if they will include in the Prime fees or charge extra.

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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19
« Reply #226: November 25, 2019, 12:25:02 PM »
That's correct about black outs.   I could see espn+ buying the local rights from a few teams to show locally though.   It looks like Yankees games shown locally on Amazon will be the first agreement.   I wonder if they will include in the Prime fees or charge extra.

I don’t think they can- when Disney bought fox, they had to divest RSNs- I would be odd if a Disney company turned around and re-bought the same rights

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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19
« Reply #227: November 25, 2019, 12:28:30 PM »
I don’t think they can- when Disney bought fox, they had to divest RSNs- I would be odd if a Disney company turned around and re-bought the same rights
It was the ownership of the stations that would have been a problem and was a merger condition.  I assume ESPN or ESPN+ are free to bid on whatever content they want to.

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« Reply #228: November 25, 2019, 12:30:13 PM »
If so that would be awesome, right back to cable if I bundled with Disney plus and Hulu, but on demand and better interface for most stuff

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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19
« Reply #229: November 25, 2019, 07:46:47 PM »
If so that would be awesome, right back to cable if I bundled with Disney plus and Hulu, but on demand and better interface for most stuff
MLB did something crafty that not all the other sports did.  They kept control of the streaming rights and didn't let any of the local TV deals include them except by short term waiver.  I don't know how this will all play out, but if it is as it seems on the surface, then all the teams are going to be free to put their rights out for bidding.  And this off season is ripe with big Streaming companies trying to make a buzz.  Disney/ESPN+ is live, HBO Max is launching in a couple months, CBS bought Viacom with eyes on expanding on what CBS All Access is, Peacock is launching soon with all NBC/Universal content.   Then there's the wild cards like Amazon, Google/YouTube and Facebook.  Facebook paid 30 million for those 25 games in 2018, but that was exclusive, global coverage and they also didn't think it was worthwhile to renew the next year.   

It seems fairly likely that a team like the Nats could sell streaming rights in market for $10-20 million/year in a bidding war.  How the whole MASN mess relates to this is a huge question mark though.  Even though MASN has no streaming rights or control over whether these games are streamed, I think there was some ambiguous langue PB69 posted about having to share or technology similar to TV or something like that.

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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19
« Reply #230: November 26, 2019, 12:34:22 PM »
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Re: Cord cutting 2018–19
« Reply #231: November 26, 2019, 12:46:05 PM »
Thanks!