Media Talk With Sports TV Ratings' Robert Seidman and Former FOX Sports Executive Patrick Crakes

Ryan Glasspiegel

Robert Seidman, proprietor of Sports TV Ratings, and Patrick Crakes, an industry consultant who was a programming executive for FOX Sports, join the podcast again! We discussed:

– Is it a good idea for Katie Nolan’s new digital show to be on ESPN+?

– The bourgeoning sports OTT wars: ESPN+, DAZN, BR Live, and what happens if Amazon really gets serious.

– NHL’s current rights deal is $200 million per year with NBC. Could it triple or more when it comes up?

– What happens with the Fox Sports RSNs?

– Gambling is going to lead to a lot of new ad revenue across all sports media verticals but I wonder if gambling specific content will be oversaturated in comparison to how much the audience wants it. What do they think?

– What will NFL ratings do this year? Up, down, or flat?

Hope you enjoy!