Sports broadcasting contracts in the United States
In the United States, sports are televised on various broadcast networks, national and specialty sports cable channels, and regional sports networks. U.S. sports rights are estimated to be worth a total of $22.42 billion in 2019, about 44 percent of the total worldwide sports media market. U.S. networks are willing to pay a significant amount of money for TV sports contracts because it attracts large amounts of viewership; live sport broadcasts accounted for 44 of the 50 list of most watched television broadcasts in the United States in 2016.
Among these TV contracts, NBC holds a $7.75 billion contract, signed in 2014, to air the Olympic Games through the 2032 games, making it a major source of revenue for the International Olympic Committee. The broadcast deals of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), running through 2032 (and including its most significant property, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament — colloquially known as "March Madness"), were worth $8.8 billion in 2018.
The U.S. is home to four of the top six list of professional sports leagues by revenue in the world: Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), and National Hockey League (NHL). The NFL has the largest TV contracts, and earns over $6 billion annually from its contracts with Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN and DirecTV for the 2014 through 2022 seasons. MLB earns $1.5 billion annually from its contracts signed in 2012 with ESPN, Fox, and Turner Sports (TBS) for the 2014 through 2021 seasons. In 2014, the NBA signed a nine-year television deal with ABC/ESPN and TNT that generates annual league TV revenues of $2.66 billion beginning with the 2016–17 season, while the NHL earns $200 million annually from a 10-year contract signed with NBC Sports in 2011 that runs through the 2020–21 season.
National Football League
Since the 1960s, all regular season and playoff games broadcast in the United States have been aired by national television networks. Until the broadcast contract ended in 2013, the terrestrial television networks CBS, NBC, and Fox, as well as cable television's ESPN, paid a combined total of US$20.4 billion to broadcast NFL games. From 2014 to 2022, the same networks will pay $39.6 billion for exactly the same broadcast rights. The NFL thus holds broadcast contracts with four companies (ViacomCBS, Comcast, Fox Corporation, and ESPN Inc.—which is majority owned by The Walt Disney Company, respectively) that control a combined media cross-ownership in the United States. League-owned NFL Network, on cable television, also broadcasts a selected number of games nationally. In 2017, the NFL games attracted the top three rates for a 30-second advertisement: $699,602 for NBC Sunday Night Football, $550,709 for Thursday Night Football (NBC), and $549,791 for Thursday Night Football (CBS).
|Package||Rightsholder||Extent of coverage||Current contract term|
|Sunday Night Football||NBC|
|Monday Night Football||ESPN||2014–2021|
|Thursday Night Football||NFL Network||
Digital and out-of-market
|Rightsholder||Extent of coverage||Current contract term|
|Television rightsholders||Streaming of games aired by their channels||Part of television contracts. Streaming on smartphone-sized devices was exclusive to Verizon Wireless subscribers prior to 2018. CBS requires CBS All Access subscription.|
|DirecTV||NFL Sunday Ticket; exclusive carrier and marketer of this out-of-market sports package.||2014–2022|
|Verizon Media||Streaming of in-market and national games on free-to-air television via Yahoo Sports.||2018–2022|
|Amazon||Streaming simulcast of Fox-aired Thursday Night Football games on Amazon Prime Video and Twitch. 2020-2022 renewal adds one game per-season (produced by CBS) that will be exclusive to Amazon worldwide and simulcast on TV in the markets of participating teams.||2018–2022|
Sports USA Radio Network has national radio rights to regular season Sunday afternoon doubleheaders sublicensed from Dial Global. Compass Media Networks has national radio rights to regular season Sunday afternoon games for 10 teams sublicensed from Dial Global.
Each NFL team has local television stations with rights to preseason games and radio stations with rights to all games.
Sirius XM has exclusive satellite radio rights to home, away, and, if available, national broadcast radio feeds of all games. Also has rights to online streaming of games for its subscribers starting with the 2011 season.
College football coverage is dependent on negotiations between the broadcaster and the college football conference or team. The televised games may change from year-to-year depending on which teams are having a strong season, although some traditional college rivalry games are broadcast each year. Some games are traditionally associated with a specific event or holiday, and viewing the game itself can become a holiday tradition for fans.
Post-season bowl games, including the College Football Playoff, are presently all televised, most of them by the ESPN networks. The television broadcast rights to all six CFP bowls and the National Championship are owned by ESPN through at least the 2025 season. ESPN then reached 12-year agreements to retain rights to the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Sugar Bowl following the dissolution of the Bowl Championship Series. In November, ESPN reached a 12-year deal to broadcast the remaining three bowls, the championship game, as well as shoulder programming such as ranking shows; as a whole, the contract is valued at around $470 million per year, or nearly $5.7 billion for the life of the contract.
- Army and Navy home games and the Army–Navy Game: CBS and CBS Sports Network
- Atlantic Coast Conference: ABC, ESPN networks, ACC Network
- American Athletic Conference: ESPN networks, ESPN+, CBS Sports Network
- BYU home games: ABC, BYUtv, ESPN networks
- Big Ten Conference: Fox Sports, ABC, ESPN networks, Big Ten Network
- Big 12 Conference: ABC, ESPN networks (at least one Longhorns home game exclusively on Longhorn Network), Big 12 Now on ESPN+, Fox Sports
- Big 12 Championship Game: ESPN/ABC
- Conference USA: CBS Sports Network, ESPN3, NFL Network, Stadium, Facebook Watch
- Conference USA Football Championship Game: CBS Sports Network
- Mountain West Conference: Fox Sports, CBS Sports Network
- Notre Dame and Bayou Classic: NBC
- Pac-12 Conference: ABC, ESPN networks, Fox Sports, Pac-12 Network
- Pac-12 Football Championship Game: Fox (in even years), ESPN/ABC (in odd years)
- SEC: SEC on CBS, ESPN networks, SEC Network
- Sun Belt Conference: ESPN networks
- Mid-American Conference: ESPN networks
- Ivy League: ESPNU, ESPN+
- All bowl games, including the College Football Playoff "New Year's Six" (Rose Bowl Game, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Peach Bowl, Cotton Bowl Classic, Fiesta Bowl) and College Football Playoff National Championship, air on ESPN networks unless otherwise noted.
- CBS: Sun Bowl (1968–present)
- Fox: Redbox Bowl (2016–present), Holiday Bowl (2017)
- NCAA Division I (FCS) Football Championship: ESPN networks (television), WestwoodOne (radio)
- NCAA Division II Football Championship game: ESPN2
- NCAA Division III Football Championship game: ESPNU
- ESPN Radio: Army Black Knights football and Navy Midshipmen football (national rights)
- IMG College: Notre Dame Fighting Irish football (national rights), regional rights to numerous other teams as well as Big East and Southeastern Conference games of the week
- JMI Sports: regional rights to University of Kentucky sports, including Kentucky Wildcats football, from 2015 to 2030
- Learfield Sports: regional rights to numerous teams
- Nevada Sports Network: 3 bowl games a year
- Sports USA Radio Network, Westwood One, Compass Media Networks, ESPN Radio, and Touchdown Radio Productions/United Stations Radio Networks: national games
Since 2013, ESPN's networks have held rights to the Canadian Football League; the league's domestic rights are held by The Sports Network, a Canadian sports channel that ESPN holds a minority ownership stake in. This agreement was renewed in 2014 for five years, aligned with TSN's domestic contract, with a stipulation that at least 17 games would be carried on an ESPN linear network each season (primarily ESPN2), including the Grey Cup. Originally ESPN3 carried all games not carried on one of the linear channels online, later ESPN moved those games to ESPN+.
The new incarnation of the XFL divided its broadcast rights between ESPN on ABC/ESPN and Fox Sports under a three-year deal. XFL games were split among ABC, Fox, ESPN, and Fox Sports 1 (with a small number of games scheduled for ESPN2 and Fox Sports 2). ESPN was to air the championship game. The Wall Street Journal reported via inside sources that neither the broadcasters or the league made any upfront payments, but that the XFL sold the in-game sponsorship inventory. The networks covered the production costs, held the digital rights to their telecasts, and the right to sell the conventional commercial inventory during their games.
The league filed for bankruptcy and folded when the first season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, during the bankruptcy process, Fox expressed interest in broadcasting games if new owners could revive the league. The league was sold to a group headed by actor Dwayne Johnson for $15 million.
Major League Baseball
On August 28, 2012, it was announced that ESPN and Major League Baseball had agreed on a new eight-year deal that greatly increases the network's studio and game content across all of its platforms. Also it will increased ESPN's average yearly payment from about $360 million to approximately $700 million. ESPN also will return to broadcasting postseason baseball beginning in 2014 with one of two wild-card games each season. The network will alternate airing the American League and National League wild-card games each year. It also will have the rights to all potential regular-season tiebreaker games starting in 2014.
On September 19, 2012, Sports Business Daily reported that Major League Baseball would agree to separate eight-year television deals with Fox Sports and Turner Sports through the 2021 season. Fox would reportedly pay around $4 billion over eight years (close to $500 million per year) while Turner would pay around $2.8 billion over eight years (more than $300 million per year). Under the new deals, Fox and Major League Baseball on TBS's coverage would essentially be the same as in the 2007–2013 contract with the exception of Fox and TBS splitting coverage of the Division Series, which TBS has broadcast exclusively dating back to 2007. More importantly, Fox would carry some of the games (such as the Saturday afternoon Game of the Week) on its all-sports channel, Fox Sports 1. Sources also said that was possible that Fox would sell some Division Series games to MLB Network, which did end up occurring.
On November 15, 2018, Fox renewed its rights, set to end in 2022, through 2028. The contract maintains Fox's current coverage structure, but with expanded digital rights, and the commitment to air more games on the Fox broadcast network when the new deal takes effect. Fox also committed to airing at least two of its League Championship Series games, as well as any Game 7, on the broadcast network beginning in 2019; it had been criticized for airing only Game 2 of the 2018 National League Championship Series, while placing the rest on Fox Sports 1.
On September 24, 2020, TBS also renewed its rights from 2022 through 2028, under which it will replace its late-season Sunday afternoon games with a season-long package of primetime games on Tuesday nights, and maintain its existing arrangements for playoff coverage. The contract also adds expanded digital rights for Bleacher Report and "additional WarnerMedia platforms".
- Fox: 12 Saturday afternoon games; All-Star Game; World Series
- FS1: 40 Saturday afternoon games; two Division Series; one League Championship Series.
- TBS: Sunday afternoon games carried by TBS for the last thirteen weeks of the season. Postseason coverage consists of one Wild Card Game; two Division Series; one League Championship Series that Fox Sports does not air. For postseason only, TNT serves as an overflow channel.
- ESPN: Opening Day, (exclusive coverage) Sunday night, Monday night, and Wednesday night games plus occasional broadcasts during the week and on certain holidays, such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. All-Star festivities including the annual Home Run Derby. Airs any end of season tiebreaking games and one Wild Card Game.
- MLB Network: Airs 26 non-exclusive MLB Network Showcase games, and two Division Series games per-season. The channel also carries various other games simulcast from local broadcasters.
- Additionally, local or regional broadcasters contract with the MLB team in their area for the right to broadcast a number of regular season games locally, primarily on regional sports networks. Games broadcast locally or regionally are available nationwide (except those affected by local blackout restrictions) on the subscription-based MLB.com and MLB Extra Innings services.
- ESPN Radio: a Saturday game of the week, Sunday night, opening day and holiday games, plus the All-Star Game and the entire postseason.
- MLB teams also contract with local broadcasters to air games on radio. Several teams have multiple affiliates covering those games. The flagship stations can air all games of the teams they contract with, other affiliates must allow ESPN radio coverage to air during the postseason.
ESPN Deportes has Spanish-language TV and radio rights to the Caribbean Series.
Regular-season Nationally televised regular-season games are contracted through each conference and appear on BeIN Sports, CBS Sports Network, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU, FS1, Fox Sports regional networks, Fox College Sports, including several school- and conference-specific networks (Big Ten Network, SEC Network, BYU TV, Pac-12 Network, and Longhorn Network).
Little League Baseball
ESPN has rights to broadcast the entire Little League World Series, as well as the finals of the eight regional tournaments that determine the U.S. representatives in that competition. It distributes coverage among its family of networks and ABC; the final is aired on ABC.
Minor League Baseball
Nippon Professional Baseball
- Yomiuri Giants: Eleven Sports
- Pacific League: Eleven Sports
- Other limited coverage is part of the weekend schedule of TV Japan
Other Baseball Leagues
- KBO: Select games on ESPN
- ABL: All games on YouTube page and select games on Eleven Sports and FuboTV
- Constellation Energy League: FuboTV
- CanAM: Select games on Eleven Sports
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National Basketball Association
On October 6, 2014, NBA announced a nine-year $24 billion ($2.7 billion/year) extension with ESPN, ABC and Turner Sports beginning with the 2016–17 NBA season and running through the 2024–25 season – the second most expensive media rights in the world after NFL and on a par with English football on television in annual rights fee from 2016–17 Premier League to 2018–19 season.
- ABC: 19 regular-season games (Christmas Day double or triple header, and late-season games on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons); some first- and second-round playoff games (mostly on weekend afternoons); NBA Finals through 2025
- ESPN: 82 regular-season games (mostly on Wednesday and Friday night doubleheaders; occasional Sunday and Monday night games); up to 30 playoff games during the first two rounds conference semi-final games and one of the conference finals per-season through 2025.
- TNT: 67 regular-season games (mostly on Thursday night doubleheaders); All-Star Weekend; up to 45 playoff games during the first two rounds; conference semi-final games and one of the conference finals per-season through 2025
- NBA TV: 106 regular-season games on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Saturday night and up to 9 postseason games through 2025
Additionally, local or regional broadcasters contract with the NBA team in their area for the right to broadcast a number of regular-season games locally. These broadcasters can be traditional over-the-air television stations as well as regional cable sports channels. WGN-TV, then a Chicago-based superstation, broadcast a limited number of Chicago Bulls regular season games on their WGN America until 2014, fewer than they provided locally. If ESPN chooses to opt out of airing all of the games on their night, NBA TV airs a game in its place. Games in the first round of the playoffs can be aired by regional broadcasters, unless the national broadcaster has exclusive rights. Games in the first round not selected by national broadcasters are usually broadcast by NBA TV.
- ESPN Radio: usually one game from the Sunday afternoon package, one game on Thursday night, and postseason coverage including all games in the Conference Finals and the NBA Finals
NBA teams also contract with local radio broadcasters to air their games. Teams may also have affiliates air their games.
Women's National Basketball Association
In 2013, the WNBA and ESPN signed a six-year extension on the broadcast deal to cover 2017–2022. In the new deal, a total of 30 games would be shown each season on ESPN networks. Each team would receive around $1 million per year.
- ESPN/ABC: select weeknight games, All Star Game, playoffs and WNBA Finals. Provisional coverage on ABC through 2025.
- NBA TV: select games throughout the week.
- CBS Sports Network: select games on Saturdays and weekends.
- NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament: From 2011 through 2032, all games are televised by either CBS or a WarnerMedia Entertainment cable network (TBS, TNT, and TruTV)
- The First Four round is televised exclusively by TruTV.
- Since 2016, WarnerMedia networks broadcast the Final Four and national championship games in even-numbered years, and CBS in odd-numbered years. During years in which the Final Four is televised by WarnerMedia, TBS carries the conventional telecast, while TNT and TruTV carry special "Team Stream" telecasts with commentary and surrounding coverage focused on each of the participating teams.
- NIT and NIT Season Tip-Off: ESPN
- NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament: ESPN
- NAIA Men's Basketball Championships: ESPN3
- Nationally televised regular-season games are contracted through each conference and appear on BeIN Sports, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN networks, ABC, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, FSN, Fox College Sports, NBCSN, and others, including several school- and conference-specific networks (Big Ten Network, SEC Network, BYUtv, Pac-12 Network, and the Longhorn Network).
- National broadcasts on the radio are provided by Compass Media Networks including the Big Ten Tournament and Westwood One including 17 conference tournament championship games, the NCAA Tournament, NCAA Division 2 men's basketball Championship, and NIT Semi-finals and Championship. ESPN Radio provides national coverage of the Big 12 Conference Championship game.
- FIBA Basketball World Cup: ESPN (including qualifiers)
- FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup (men and women): ESPN
- FIBA Intercontinental Cup: Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch
- FIBA 3x3 World Tour: FloSports
- EuroBasket (men and women): ESPN
- FIBA AmeriCup and FIBA Women's AmeriCup: ESPN
- AfroBasket (men and women): ESPN
- NBA Summer League: ESPN and NBA TV
- NBA G League: ESPN and NBA TV
- The Basketball Tournament: ESPN
- Big3: CBS, CBS Sports Network
- ABA Basketball: ESPN3
- Premier Basketball League: ESPN3
- Euroleague and EuroCup: FloSports
- Basketball Bundesliga: FloSports
- Liga ACB: Eleven Sports Network
- NBL: Facebook Watch
- NZNBL : ESPN
- Israeli Super League: Fubo Sports Network
- Top Rank: ESPN and ESPN+
- Premier Boxing Champions: FOX, Fox Sports (English); Fox Deportes (Spanish); Showtime
- Golden Boy Promotions: DAZN
- Matchroom Sport: DAZN
- Cricket World Cup: Willow
- ICC Men's T20 World Cup: Willow
- Under-19 Cricket World Cup: Willow
- Big Bash League: Willow
- Bangladesh Premier League: Willow
- Caribbean Premier League: Willow
- Pakistan Super League: Willow
- Indian Premier League: Willow, Hotstar
- Super Smash: ESPN+
- Regional Super50: ESPN+
- Major League Cricket: Willow TV
- Australia national cricket team: Willow
- Bangladesh national cricket team: Willow
- England national cricket team: Willow
- India national cricket team: ESPN+ Hotstar
- Ireland cricket team: ESPN+
- New Zealand national cricket team: ESPN+
- West Indies cricket team: ESPN+
- Pakistan national cricket team: Willow
- South Africa national cricket team: Willow
- Sri Lanka national cricket team: Willow
More than 300 hours of live curling, broadcast by TSN in Canada, will be live-streamed on ESPN3, including:
- Canada Cup
- TSN All-Star Curling Skins Game
- Continental Cup
- Canadian Junior Men's and Women's Championships
- Scotties Tournament of Hearts
- Tim Hortons Brier
- Tour de France: NBCSN (NBC shows a weekly one-hour recap)
- Giro d'Italia: CGN+
- Vuelta a España: NBCSN
- Tirreno–Adriatico: CGN+
- Milan–San Remo: CGN+
- Tour of Flanders and other Flanders Classics races: Flo Sports
- Amstel Gold Race: Flo Sports
- Strade Bianche: CGN+
- Tour de Suisse: Flo Sports
- Volta a Catalunya:
- UCI World Tour Championships: NBCSN, Flo Sports
- Tour of Britain: CGN+
- Tour of California: NBCSN
- USA Pro Cycling Challenge: NBCSN and NBC
- Liège–Bastogne–Liège: NBCSN
- Tour of Utah: Fox Sports 1
- Blast Pro Series: Eleven Sports Network
- ELeague: TBS
- eNASCAR Coke-Cola iRacing Series: all events on YouTube and Twitch with select events on NBCSN
- League of Legends Championship Series: ESPN+
- Madden NFL: ESPN
- Madden Bowl: ESPN
- Overwatch League: ESPN/ABC/Disney XD
|Event||Rightsholder||Extent of coverage||Current contract term/notes|
|Masters Tournament||CBS (free-to-air)||Weekend round coverage||1956–present (Augusta National Golf Club does not use long-term contracts, but has consistently chosen CBS as its broadcast partner).|
|ESPN (subscription)||Early-round coverage||ESPN replaced USA Network in 2008, who first added first- and second-round coverage on cable in 1982.|
|PGA Championship||CBS (free-to-air)||Weekend round coverage||2020–2030, aired since 1991.|
|ESPN (subscription)||Early-round coverage, weekend morning coverage||2020–2030. ESPN succeeded TNT as cable rightsholder.|
|ESPN+ (subscription streaming)||Supplemental coverage during television windows||2020–2030|
|U.S. Open||NBC (free-to-air)||Late-afternoon/primetime coverage of early rounds, weekend round coverage||2020–2026; contract includes all USGA national championships.|
|Peacock (streaming)||Supplemental coverage|
|Golf Channel (subscription)||Early-round coverage|
|The Open Championship||NBC (free-to-air)||Weekend round coverage||2016–2028 (first year sub-licensed from former rightsholder ESPN)|
|Golf Channel (subscription)||Early-round coverage||2016–2028|
|Event||Rightsholder||Extent of coverage||Current contract term/notes|
|ANA Inspiration||Golf Channel (subscription)||Full coverage||Part of LPGA broadcast rights.|
|Women's PGA Championship||NBC (free-to-air)||Weekend round coverage|||
|Golf Channel (subscription)||Early-round coverage|
|U.S. Women's Open||NBC (free-to-air)||Late-afternoon/primetime coverage of early rounds, weekend round coverage||2020–2026; contract includes all United States Golf Association national championships.|
|Golf Channel (subscription)||Early-round coverage|
|The Evian Championship||Golf Channel (subscription)||Full coverage||Part of LPGA broadcast rights.|
|Women's British Open||NBC (free-to-air)||Weekend round coverage||2016–2028 (part of Open Championship broadcast rights)|
|Golf Channel (subscription)||Early-round coverage|
Tours and other events
|Event/Tour||Rightsholder||Extent of coverage||Current contract term/notes|
|PGA Tour||CBS (free-to-air)||
|Golf Channel (subscription)||Early-round coverage of all tournaments, weekend coverage of tournaments not aired by CBS or NBC, option to air supplemental coverage during NBC broadcast windows. Also airs coverage of the senior PGA Tour Champions circuit and the developmental Korn Ferry Tour.|
|NBC Sports Gold (subscription streaming)||PGA Tour Live coverage before Golf Channel windows, featured groups during Golf Channel windows, on-demand content. Moves to ESPN+ in 2022.||2019–2021|
|LPGA||Golf Channel (subscription)||Exclusive coverage of most events (selected events may have weekend coverage on NBC)||Current contract ends in 2021 (aligned with the current PGA Tour broadcast rights; as part of an agreement reached in 2016, the PGA Tour is responsible for managing the LPGA Tour's media rights). Includes the Solheim Cup (which aired weekend coverage on NBC for the first time in 2017).|
|Ryder Cup||NBC (free-to-air)||Weekend coverage||2014–2030|
|Golf Channel (subscription)||Weekday rounds|
National Hockey League
On April 19, 2011, NBC Sports and the then-Versus channel announced they had reached a ten-year extension (through 2020–2021) to the television contract with the National Hockey League worth nearly 2 billion dollars over the life of the contract. As part of the announcement, the chairman of NBC Sports, Dick Ebersol announced that the Versus channel would be renamed "within 90 days," in order to reflect the synergy of the two networks after the NBCUniversal-Comcast merger. The said network was renamed the NBCSN on January 2, 2012.
- NBCSN: At least two regular-season games/week (mainly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights, with the flagship Wednesday Night Hockey having an exclusive weekly window), weeknight playoff games (non-exclusive during the first round, exclusive beginning in the second), Stanley Cup Finals (games 2, 3), through 2021.
- NBC: Thanksgiving Showdown (Black Friday) game, Winter Classic and Stadium Series games, National Hockey League All-Star Game, Sunday afternoon late-season games, weekend afternoon/Saturday night playoff games, and Stanley Cup Finals (games 1, 4–7), through 2021.
- NHL Network: Monday, Friday and occasional weekend games. Simulcasts of CBC/Sportsnet's Hockey Night in Canada (Saturday nights); the simulcast can be blacked out if a local channel is carrying coverage of the same game.
- CNBC and USA: Stanley Cup Playoffs overflows
Local or regional broadcasters contract with the NHL team in their area for the right to broadcast a number of regular season games locally
National Women's Hockey League
The NWHL has primarily partnered with streaming outlets, which have in the past included ESPN3, Cheddar, and Twitter. In 2019, the league signed with Twitch to stream games and ancillary content, in its first contract to ever include a rights fee.
The NWHL had also reached an agreement with NBCSN to carry the 2021 Isobel Cup semi-finals and finals, which would marked the first NWHL games to be broadcast nationally on a linear television channel.
Southern Professional Hockey League
- America One: Regular season, playoffs and Championships through 2014
- NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship: ESPNU (regional semi-finals and finals), ESPN2 (national semi-finals), ESPN (national championship), and Westwood One (radio)
- Regular season games air locally, often via regional sports networks (such as Fox Sports Networks) and networks contracted with conferences, including Big Ten Network,, CBS Sports Network, ESPNU, and NBCSN (Hockey East Conference and Notre Dame home games)
Other ice hockey leagues
- Ice Hockey World Championships: NHL Network and ESPN+
- IIHF World U20 Championship: NHL Network and ESPN+
- Memorial Cup (Canada): NHL Network
- American Hockey League: select games on NHL Network, select regional coverage by local broadcasters, All-Star Game and Skills Competition on regional sports networks
- Kontinental Hockey League: Eleven Sports
- Swedish Hockey League: Eleven Sports
- Australian Ice Hockey League: YouTube
NBC holds the rights to all three races in the Triple Crown, including the Kentucky Derby through 2025, the Preakness Stakes through 2022, and the Belmont Stakes through 2022. NBCSN provides supplementary coverage of all three Triple Crown races, including previews and associated undercard races on Fridays preceding the Saturday races (including the Kentucky Oaks, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, and Brooklyn Invitational Stakes). NBC also carries coverage of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series, including the Florida Derby, Santa Anita Derby and Blue Grass Stakes races.
Major League Lacrosse
- ESPN+ and Lax Sports Network
Women's Professional Lacrosse League
National Lacrosse League
Premier Lacrosse League
- NBC Sports Group: 3 games including championship game live on NBC, 16 games on NBCSN, 19 games on NBC Sports Gold
- NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship: First round and Quarterfinal matches on ESPNU or ESPNews, Semi-finals on ESPN2, Final on ESPN. Effective with the 2011 tournament, internet streaming on Turner Sports (possibly through its administration of the official NCAA sports website).
- CBS Sports Network: NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship and NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship. Streaming on Turner (again, possibly through NCAA.com).
- Nationally televised regular-season games appear on CBS Sports Network, Fox College Sports and ESPNU.
- Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association: Semi-finals and Championship of both division 1 and 2 broadcast nationally on Fox College Sports, usually the Pacific affiliate. Championships also simulcast on the MCLA website.
- BYU TV: At least one home MCLA game featuring BYU, but BYUtv Sports has rights to all home games.
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship: ESPN, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes
- Bellator MMA: DAZN and CBS Sports Network
- Professional Fighters League: ESPN
- ONE Championship: Turner Sports
- Legend FC: NBC Sports
Fox Sports and NBC Sports have contracts for all NASCAR events through at least 2024. On October 15, 2012, NASCAR and the Fox Sports Media Group (FSMG) announced a new $2.4 billion eight-year deal, a 30% increase from their previous deal. On July 23, 2013, NASCAR and the NBC Sports Group announced a new $4.4 billion ten-year deal. Ten days later on August 1, 2013, NASCAR and Fox extended and expanded their agreement, paying an additional $1.4 billion to do so, to complete NASCAR's new TV package through the 2024 season.
- NASCAR Cup Series
- Fox Sports airs the first 16 races.
- NBC Sports airs the final 20 races.
- NASCAR Xfinity Series
- Fox Sports airs the first 14 races.
- Fox Sports 1 (Fox Sports 2 if there's a sports conflict) airs all races.
- NBC Sports airs the final 19 races.
- NBC airs four races; NBCSN (CNBC or USA if there's a sports conflict) airs fifteen races.
- Fox Sports airs the first 14 races.
- NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
- Fox Sports 1 (or if there is a sports conflict, Fox Sports 2 or Fox Business) airs all races excluding two races, which air on Fox.
- Other series
- All ARCA Menard Series East and West shown live on NBC Sports Gold TrackPass with select events latter shown in a 45 min highlight on NBCSN.
- All ARCA Menards Series Fox Sports 1 will show 7 races, Fox Sports 2 will show 1 race with 12 races shown on MavTV and on NBC Sports Gold TrackPass.
- All NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour shown live on NBC Sports Gold TrackPass with select events latter shown in a 45 min highlight on NBCSN.
- Select NASCAR Roots events will be shown.
- All NASCAR Pinty's Series shown live on NBC Sports Gold TrackPass.
- All NASCAR Whelen Euro Series events are shown live on YouTube.
- NTT IndyCar Series
- Indy Lights
- NBC Sports (Peacock)
- Indy Pro 2000 Championship
- RoadToIndy.TV will stream all sessions for Indy Pro 2000 in 2019
- U.S. F2000 National Championship
- RoadToIndy.TV will stream all sessions for USF2000 in 2019
ESPN aired Formula One from 1984 to 1997. Speed and Fox Sports Net shared broadcasting rights from 1998 to 2000. Speedvision and its successor Speed Channel continued to broadcast the championship until 2012. Fox aired select races from 2007 to 2012. NBC Sports had English-language TV broadcasting rights from 2013 through 2017. Races were televised by NBC, NBCSN or CNBC and streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.
ESPN became the new broadcaster in 2018. The network unveiled plans to show over 100 hours of F1 programming during their first season returning to the sport. This included plans to show every practice and qualifying session in some capacity. Race broadcasts would be spread across ESPN and ESPN2 with plans to show live coverage of Canada GP, the American and Mexican Grand Prix live on ABC while also showing the Monaco Grand Prix on tape-delay. March 1 of that year they announced the launch of their own Over-the-top media service service called F1 TV Pro what show races live and on-demand.
ESPN Deportes has the current Spanish-language rights.
- WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
- Michelin Pilot Challenge
- IMSA Prototype Challenge
- IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Yokohama
- NBCSN will feature tape delay coverage for all races with exception to Montreal. IMSA.tv will feature live streaming coverage
- Lamborghini Super Trofeo
- NBCSN will feature tape delay coverage for all races. IMSA.tv will feature live streaming coverage
- IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Canada
- Select races will feature live streaming coverage on IMSA.tv
- American Flat Track: NBCSN (delayed), NBC Sports Gold Track Pass (live streaming)
- FIM MotoGP World Championship: NBC Sports (5 races live, other race shown delayed)
- Motocross World Championship: CBS Sports Network
- Superbike World Championship: NBC Sports (6 races shown delayed)
- KICKER Arenacross: FS2
- AMA Motocross Championship: NBC Sports / MavTV / NBC Sports Gold
- AMA Supercross Championship: NBC Sports / NBC (Final Round)
- MotoAmerica: Fox Sports 2, MavTV
- ANDRA Drag Racing: MavTV / LucasOilRacing.TV (delay)
- 400 Thunder Drag Racing Series: MavTV / LucasOilRacing.TV (delay)
- Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series: MavTV / LucasOilRacing.TV (delay)
- NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series: Fox Sports
- NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman Series: Fox Sports
- NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series: Fox Sports – full season / select races with live coverage
Short track racing
- American Canadian Tour: Speed51.com (Select Live events)
- ARCA/CRA Super Series: Speed51.com
- ARCA Midwest Tour: Speed51.com
- CARS Tour: SpeedSport.tv and Carstour.tv (live)
- Eldora Speedway events: FloSports (live) *non World of Outlaws and NASCAR events
- Granite State Pro Stock Series: Speed51.com (live)
- FASTRAK Racing Series: Speed51.com (live)
- King of the West 410 Sprints: FloRacing (live)
- Knoxville Raceway events: DIRTvision.com
- INEX Legends Car Racing: Legendsnatition.tv (live – select races)
- Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour: MAVTV (delayed), MAVTV Plus (live), RacinBoys (live) FloRacing (live)
- Chili Bowl: MAVTV / MAVTV Plus (Saturday features), FloRacing (prelim nights)
- Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: MAVTV (live / delayed), CBS Sports (delayed), NBCSN (delayed), MAVTV Plus (live)
- Lucas Oil Speedway: MAVTV Plus and MAVTV(live/delayed)
- All Star Circuit of Champions: FloRacing (live)
- PA Speedweek: FloRacing (live), SprintCarUnlimited TV (live)
- POWRI Lucas Oil National Midgets: MavTV (delayed), MAVTV Plus (live)
- POWRI Lucas Oil BCRA Midget Series: MAVTV (delayed – Madera)
- SRL Southwest Tour: MAVTV (delayed), LucasOilRacing.TV (live), Speed51.com (live)
- Super DIRTcar Series: FloSports (live), select races on MAVTV (delayed)
- Sprint Car Challenge Tour: FloRacing (live)
- Snowball Derby: Speed51.com (live)
- Southeast Super Truck: SpeedSport.tv (live)
- Southeast Legends Tour: Legendsnatition.tv (live)
- Summer Shootout: MAVTV / LucasOilRacing.TV (delay)
- USAC SIlver Crown Champ Car Series: FloSports
- USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship: FloSports
- USAC NOS Energy National Midget Championship: FloSports
- ULTIMATE Series: Speed51.com (Select Live events)
- World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models: DIRTvision.com (live), CBS Sports Network (delayed – select races)
- World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars: DIRTvision.com (live), CBS Sports Network (delayed – select races)
- William Grove Speedway events: DIRTvision.com
- Americas Rallycross Championship: CBS Sports Network (delayed), live streaming on series website
- AMSOIL Snocross: CBS Sports Network
- Dakar Rally: NBCSN
- FIA World Rally Championship Live on WRC+ and day highlights on Red Bull TV
- FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX): Motor Trend on Demand (live), CBS Sports Network (tape-delayed)
- Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League: MavTV
- Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: MavTV, CBS Sports Network, LucasOilRacing.TV (live streaming)
- ABB FIA Formula E Championship: CBS Sports
- Andros Trophy: Motor Trend on Demand
- Blancpain GT World Challenge America: CBS Sports Network – full season tape delay, live streaming on Motor Trend on Demand and series website
- Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia: CBS Sports Network – full season tape delay, live streaming on Motor Trend on Demand and series website
- Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe: CBS Sports Network – full season tape delay, live streaming on Motor Trend on Demand and series website
- Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters: CBS Sports Network live streaming on Motor Trend on Demand
- European Le Mans Series: ELMS YouTube page
- FIA Formula 2: ESPN3 and F1TV Pro
- FIA Formula 3: ESPN+ and F1TV Pro
- FIA World Endurance Championship / 24 Hours of Le Mans: Motor Trend and Motor Trend on Demand
- Ferrari Challenge: Ferrari YouTube page and Motor Trend on Demand
- GSeries: BeIN Sports
- GT Open: GT Open YouTube page
- Intercontinental GT Challenge: CBS Sports Network (select rounds) also live streaming on Motor Trend on Demand and series website
- Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy: Fox Sports
- Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League: MavTV (delayed) and LucasOilRacing.TV (select events live)
- GT World Challenge America: CBS Sports Network (tape delay), live streaming on series website
- Porsche Supercup: ESPN+ and F1TV Pro
- Race of Champions: CBS Sports Network (tape delayed), Motor Trend on Demand (live streaming)
- Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships: MavTV (tape delayed)
- Super GT: Motorsport.tv
- Supercars Championship: Live streaming races and qualifying on Motor Trend on Demand and Practice on YouTube
- GT World Challenge America: CBS Sports Network (tape delayed), live streaming on series website
- Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie: Nürburgring and The Race YouTube page and motorsport.tv (Same for the 24 Hour Nürburgring)
- 24H Series: 24H Series YouTube page
- Olympic Games: NBCUniversal (NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, Golf Channel, Telemundo, Universo) has rights to the Summer and Winter Olympic Games through 2032.
- NBC has held the American broadcasting rights to the Summer Olympic Games since the 1988 games and the rights to the Winter Olympic Games since the 2002 games. In 2011, NBC agreed to a $4.38 billion contract with the International Olympic Committee to broadcast the Olympics through the 2020 games, the most expensive television rights deal in Olympic history. NBC then agreed to a $7.75 billion contract extension on May 7, 2014, to air the Olympics through the 2032 games. NBC is one of the major sources of revenue for the IOC.
- Pan American Games: ESPN and ESPN Deportes through 2019.
- Central American and Caribbean Games: ESPN Deportes and ESPN3
- Commonwealth Games: ESPN3
- Special Olympics World Games: ESPN
- Invictus Games: ESPN3
- Aurora Games: ESPN
- National Rugby League:
- State of Origin series:
- Super League and Challenge Cup:
Major League Rugby
The Championship Final is broadcast on CBS.
- Additionally, local or regional broadcasters contract with the MLR team in their area for the right to broadcast a number of regular season games locally, primarily on regional sports networks.
NBC Sports has rights to all World Rugby international events through 2023, including:
- 2022 edition of the Rugby World Cup Sevens
- Both men's 2019 and 2023, plus women's 2021 editions of Rugby World Cup
- the annual World Rugby Under 20 Championship
- Other international competitions/tournaments
- The Rugby Championship: ESPN+
- Super Rugby: ESPN.com.ar/rugby
- European Rugby Champions Cup: NBC Sports
- European Rugby Challenge Cup: NBC Sports
- Pro14: ESPN and ESPN+
- Test matches: ESPN+
- World Rugby Sevens Series: NBC Sports
- Premiership Rugby Sevens Series: FloSports
- Collegiate Rugby Championship: ESPN
|FIFA World Cup finals||Fox, FS1||English-language rights for 2022 and 2026|
|Telemundo, Universo||Spanish-language rights for 2022 and 2026|
|FIFA World Cup qualification||ESPN||English-language rights; UEFA European qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup|
|Univision||Spanish-language rights; UEFA European qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup|
|Paramount+||English-language rights; CONCACAF qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, except USA and Mexico home matches|
|Telemundo, Universo, Peacock||Spanish-language rights; CONCACAF qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, except USA and Mexico home matches|
|ESPN, Fox||English-language rights; CONCACAF qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, USA and Mexico home matches only|
|Univision||Spanish-language rights; CONCACAF qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, USA and Mexico home matches only|
|FITE TV, FuboTV||English and Spanish-language rights; CONMEBOL qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup|
|Paramount+||English-language rights; AFC qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup|
|YouTube||English and French-language rights; CAF qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup|
|Mycujoo||English-language rights; OFC qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup|
|FIFA Club World Cup||FS1, FS2||English-language rights|
|Telemundo, Universo||Spanish-language rights|
|FIFA Women's World Cup finals||Fox, FS1, FS2||English-language rights for 2019 and 2023|
|Telemundo, Universo||Spanish-language rights for 2019 and 2023|
|UEFA European Championship||ABC, ESPN, ESPN2||English-language rights to Euro 2020 qualifying and finals|
|Univision||Spanish-language rights to Euro 2020 qualifying and finals|
|UEFA Nations League||ESPN/ESPN+||English-language rights through 2021|
|Univision||Spanish-language rights through 2021|
|UEFA Champions League||CBS Sports/Paramount+||English-language rights through 2024|
|Univision||Spanish-language rights through 2024; 97 matches shown on TV|
|UEFA Europa League||CBS Sports/Paramount+||English-language rights through 2024|
|Univision||Spanish-language rights through 2024; 70 live matches across TUDN, UniMás and Galavisión|
|UEFA Europa Conference League||CBS Sports/Paramount+||English-language rights through 2024|
|Univision||Spanish-language rights through 2024|
|UEFA Super Cup||CBS Sports/Paramount+||English-language rights through 2023|
|Univision||Spanish-language rights through 2023|
|UEFA Women's Champions League||CBS Sports/Paramount+||English-language rights through 2021 or 2024; seven single-leg matches (starting from quarter finals) for 2019–20 season but in 2020–21 only aired one final match.|
|beIN Sports||English and Spanish-language rights until 2021; PSG matches only, excluding final|
|CONMEBOL Copa América||Fox Sports||English-language rights through 2024|
|Univision||Spanish-language rights through 2021|
|Copa Libertadores||beIN Sports||English and Spanish-language rights until 2022|
|CONCACAF Gold Cup||Fox, FS1, FS2||English-language rights; Deal runs through 2022|
|Univision||Spanish-language rights; Deal runs through 2022; Coverage on Univision or TUDN|
|CONCACAF Nations League||ESPN||English-language rights; USA matches only, respectively|
|CBS Sports/Paramount+||English-language rights; excluding USA matches|
|Univision||Spanish-language rights; Deal runs through 2022; Coverage on Univision or TUDN|
|CONCACAF Champions League||Fox Sports||English-language rights|
|Univision||Spanish-language rights; Deal runs through 2022; Coverage on Univision or TUDN|
|CONCACAF League||Fox Sports||English-language rights|
|Univision||Spanish-language rights; Deal runs through 2022; Coverage airs on both Univision and TUDN|
|AFC Asian Cup||Paramount+||English-language rights|
|AFC Champions League||Paramount+||English-language rights|
|AFC Cup||Paramount+||English-language rights|
|AFC Women's Club Championship||Paramount+||English-language rights|
|Africa Cup of Nations||beIN Sports||English and Spanish-language rights, qualifying and finals|
|CAF Champions League||beIN Sports||English and Spanish-language rights|
|CAF Confederation Cup||beIN Sports||English and Spanish-language rights|
|CAF Super Cup||beIN Sports||English and Spanish-language rights|
|OFC Nations Cup||Mycujoo||English-language rights|
|OFC Champions League||Mycujoo||English-language rights|
- Other international competitions/tournaments
- FIFA Futsal World Cup: Fox Sports (English), Telemundo (Spanish)
- FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: Fox Sports (English), Telemundo (Spanish)
- FIFA U-20 World Cup: Fox Sports (English), Telemundo (Spanish)
- FIFA U-17 World Cup: Fox Sports (English), Telemundo (Spanish)
- FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: Fox Sports (English), Telemundo (Spanish)
- FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: Fox Sports (English), Telemundo (Spanish)
- UEFA European Under-21 Championship: ESPN (English), Univision (Spanish)
- UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification: Rai Italia (Italy matches only), beIN Sports (France matches only)
- UEFA European Under-19 Championship: ESPN (English), Univision (Spanish)
- UEFA European Under-17 Championship: ESPN (English), Univision (Spanish)
- UEFA Futsal Championship: ESPN (English), Univision (Spanish)
- UEFA Under-19 Futsal Championship: ESPN (English), Univision (Spanish)
- UEFA Women's Championship: ESPN (English), Univision (Spanish)
- UEFA Women's Championship qualification: GOL TV (Netherlands matches only), beIN Sports (France matches only)
- UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship: ESPN (English), Univision (Spanish)
- UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship: ESPN (English), Univision (Spanish)
- UEFA Women's Futsal Championship: ESPN (English), Univision (Spanish)
- UEFA Youth League: UEFA.tv (English)
- UEFA Futsal Champions League: UEFA.tv (English)
- CONCACAF Women's Championship: CBS Sports (English)
- CONCACAF Women's Nations League: CBS Sports (English)
- CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament: Fox Sports (English), Univision (Spanish)
- CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament: Fox Sports
- CONCACAF Futsal Championship: YouTube (English), Univision (Spanish)
- CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship: YouTube (English), Univision (Spanish)
- CONCACAF Under-20 Championship: Univision (Spanish)
- CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship: Univision (Spanish)
- CONCACAF Under-17 Championship: Univision (Spanish)
- CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship: Univision (Spanish)
- Copa América Femenina: Fox Sports (English), Univision (Spanish)
- CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament: Fox Sports (English), TyC Sports (Spanish)
- Copa América de Futsal: Fox Sports (English and Spanish)
- Copa América de Beach Soccer: Fox Sports (English and Spanish)
- South American Youth Football Championship: Fox Sports (English and Spanish)
- South American U-17 Championship: Fox Sports (English and Spanish)
- AFC Women's Asian Cup: Paramount+ (English)
- AFC U-23 Asian Cup: Paramount+ (English)
- AFF Championship: Turner Sports (English)
- SAFF Championship: Turner Sports (English)
- AFC Futsal Asian Cup: YouTube (English)
- AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup: YouTube (English)
- CAF U-23 Championship: beIN Sports (English)
- Africa Futsal Cup of Nations: beIN Sports (English)
- WAFU Nations Cup: ESPN+ (English)
- OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament: Mycujoo (English)
- International Champions Cup: ESPN (English) and ESPN Deportes (Spanish)
- Florida Cup: beIN Sports (English)
- National teams
- United States: ESPN and Fox Sports will split the English language broadcasting rights for men's and women's national teams from 2015 to 2022, airing on ESPN and FS1. Univision has the Spanish language rights to all broadcasts from 2015 to 2022, with all games airing on TUDN and Unimas.
- Mexico: TUDN (Spanish)
- UEFA men's international friendlies: ESPN3
- Germany: YouTube (men's U-21 only)
- Netherlands: GOL TV (women's national team only)
- Italy: Rai Italia (Italian) (men's U-21 only)
- France: beIN Sports (men's U-21 and women's national team only)
|Major League Soccer
|ABC, ESPN, ESPN2||At least 34 matches per season, on either ESPN or ESPN2, plus select MLS Cup playoff matches. ABC airs the MLS Cup in odd-numbered years, and ESPN airs the MLS All-Star Game in even-numbered years|
|Fox, FS1||At least 34 matches per season, on either Fox or FS1, plus select MLS Cup playoff matches. FOX airs the MLS Cup in even-numbered years, and FS1 airs the MLS All-Star Game in odd-numbered years|
|Univision, UniMás, TUDN||At least 34 matches per season, on either Univision, UniMás or TUDN, two MLS Cup playoff matches and Spanish-language rights to the MLS Cup and MLS All-Star game|
|U.S. Open Cup||ESPN/ESPN+||English & Spanish-language rights|
|USL League One||ESPN+|
|National Independent Soccer Association||Mycujoo|
|USL League Two||Mycujoo|
|National Premier Soccer League||Mycujoo|
|United Premier Soccer League||Mycujoo|
|National Women's Soccer League||CBS Sports/Paramount+||English-language rights through 2022|
|Twitch||English-language rights; Deal runs through 2022; 24 matches live and free|
|Women's Premier Soccer League||Mycujoo|
|United Women's Soccer||Mycujoo|
|Major Arena Soccer League||YouTube, Facebook|
|Canadian Premier League||OneSoccer||English-language rights, all matches|
|Fox Sports||English-language rights, select matches|
|Canadian Championship||OneSoccer||English-language rights|
|Liga MX||Fox Sports||English-language|
|ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, Univision||Spanish-language|
|Copa MX||Fox Sports||English-language|
|ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, TUDN||Spanish-language|
|Campeón de Campeones||Univision||Spanish-language|
|Premier League||NBC Sports/Peacock||Coverage airs on NBC, NBCSN and Peacock in English. |
Telemundo and Universo in Spanish.
Rights run through the 2021–22 season.
|English Football League||ESPN+||English and Spanish-language rights, select matches only|
|FA Cup||English and Spanish-language rights until 2021|
|FA Community Shield||English and Spanish-language rights|
|EFL Cup||English and Spanish-language rights|
|EFL Trophy||English and Spanish-language rights, final only|
|FA Women's Super League||NBC Sports/Peacock, ATA Football||English-language rights|
|Women's FA Cup||ESPN+||English and Spanish-language rights|
|Women's FA Community Shield||English and Spanish-language rights|
|FA Youth Cup||English and Spanish-language rights|
|La Liga||ESPN/ESPN+||English and Spanish-language rights until 2029|
|Copa del Rey||English and Spanish-language rights until 2022|
|Supercopa de España|
|Bundesliga||ESPN/ESPN+||English and Spanish-language rights until 2026|
|DFB-Pokal||English and Spanish language rights until 2022|
|Serie A||CBS Sports/Paramount+||English and Spanish-language rights until 2024|
|Serie B||LIVENow||English language rights|
|Coppa Italia||CBS Sports/Paramount+||English and Spanish-language rights until 2024|
|Ligue 1||beIN Sports||English and Spanish-language rights until 2024|
|Coupe de France|
|Trophée des Champions|
|Division 1 Féminine||ATA Football||English language rights|
Other national competitions
- Liga de Expansión MX: TUDN (Spanish)
- Liga MX Femenil: TUDN (Spanish)
- Liga FPD Costa Rica: Centroamerica TV
- Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional de Honduras: Centroamerica TV
- Jamaica National Premier League: Island Sports Network
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: CBS Sports (English), Rede Globo (Portuguese) and Fanatiz
- Copa do Brasil: Fox Soccer Plus (English), Rede Globo (Portuguese)
- Campeonato Paulista: Rede Globo (Portuguese)
- Campeonato Carioca: Rede Globo (Portuguese)
- Primera División Argentina: CBS Sports (English), TyC Sports (Spanish)
- Categoría Primera A Colombia: RCN Nuestra Tele Internacional (Spanish)
- Uruguayan Primera División: GOL TV
- Ecuadorian Serie A: GOL TV
- Primeira Liga: GOL TV (English and Spanish)
- Taça de Portugal: ESPN+ (English) (final only), RTP Internacional (Portuguese)
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: RTP Internacional (Portuguese)
- Eredivisie: ESPN+
- Dutch Cup: Gol TV (English and Spanish)
- Belgian First Division A: ESPN+
- Super League Greece: SportPlus TV, ANT1 Satellite
- Russian Premier League: YouTube (subscription required)
- Russian Super Cup: YouTube
- Russian Cup: ESPN3
- Turkish Super Lig: beIN Sports
- Scottish Professional Football League: ESPN+
- Scottish Cup: ESPN+
- Scottish League Cup: ESPN+
- Scottish Challenge Cup: ESPN+
- League of Ireland: WatchLOI.ie
- Allsvenskan: ESPN+ (1 match per week)
- Swedish Cup: B/R Live (final only)
- Damallsvenskan: Damallsvenskan.tv
- Danish Superliga: ESPN+ (1 match per week)
- Danish Cup: ESPN+
- Veikkausliiga: FloSports
- Austrian Football Bundesliga: Eleven Sports
- Austrian Cup: beIN Sports (final only)
- Swiss Cup: B/R Live (final only), Cupplay.ch
- Ekstraklasa: Ekstraklasa.tv
- Polish Cup: B/R Live (final only)
- Ukrainian Premier League: Eleven Sports
- Euro Beach Soccer League: ESPN+
- A-League: ESPN+
- W-League: ESPN+
- FFA Cup: ESPN+
- J.League: YouTube (live coverage for J.League Cup and J2 League matches only, with highlights of all three leagues and a league cup)
- K League 1: YouTube (one match per week via COPA90), KLeague TV
- Chinese Super League: ESPN+
- Indian Super League: ESPN+ (5 matches per week)
- New Zealand Football Championship: YouTube
- National Women's League (New Zealand): YouTube
- FINA World Aquatics Championships
- Pan Pacific Swimming Championships
- United States Swimming National Championships
- ESPN and Tennis Channel have the contracts through 2021. Coverage is aired on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+, ESPN3, Tennis Channel and DirecTV.
- NBC Sports and Tennis Channel have the contracts through 2024. Coverage is aired on NBC, NBCSN, Peacock, Tennis Channel and DirecTV.
- Tennis Channel shows live coverage in the morning and afternoon on weekdays. NBC shows weekend morning and Memorial Day early round matches in the afternoon via broadcast delay. If a match is still being played, it will be shown live. Tennis Channel cannot show NBC's tape delayed matches. NBC also airs one women's semi-final and one men's semi-final, broadcasting live in the Eastern Time Zone, delayed in all other time zones. NBCSN also broadcasts the second men's semi-final, live in all time zones. NBC broadcasts both finals live, and NBCSN broadcasts the women's doubles final live. Starting in 2021, Peacock will show weekend afternoon matches.
- ESPN has the contract through 2023. Tennis Channel and DirecTV also provide coverage. Coverage is as follows:
- Qualifying: ESPN+
- Days 1–6: ESPN, ESPN+, ESPN3 and DirecTV
- Day 7: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+, ESPN3 and DirecTV
- Days 8 and 9: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+ and ESPN3
- Days 10–13 including the ladies' and gentlemen's singles finals: ESPN, ESPN+ and ESPN3
- Same-day replays are aired on Tennis Channel throughout the tournament. Highlights of the first week are aired on the middle Sunday on ABC. Same-day replays of the ladies' and gentlemen's singles finals are aired on ABC.
- ESPN has the contract through 2025. Tennis Channel and DirecTV also provide coverage. Coverage is as follows:
- Arthur Ashe Kids' Day: ABC
- Days 1–5: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and DirecTV
- Days 6–8: ESPN2, ESPN3, and DirecTV
- Days 9–10: ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3
- Day 11: women's singles semifinals: ESPN
- Day 12: mixed doubles final: ESPN2, men's singles semifinals: ESPN
- Day 13: men's doubles final: ESPN3, women's singles final: ESPN
- Day 14: women's doubles final: ESPN3, men's singles final: ESPN
- A daily preview show, same-day highlights and a daily wrap-up show are aired on Tennis Channel throughout the tournament.
- Tennis Channel
- Tennis Channel, Starting 2021.
- Tennis Channel
- Tennis Channel
- beIN Sports
- Tennis Channel
- Tennis Channel
- Tennis Channel
- ESPN2 and ESPN3
- ESPN3 and Tennis Channel
- ESPN2 (final only) and ESPN3
Track and Field (Athletics)
- World Athletics Championships
- World Athletics Indoor Championships
- World Athletics Cross Country Championships
- World Athletics U20 Championships
- Diamond League
- World Athletics Relays
- USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
- USA Track & Field Indoor Championships
- United States Olympic Trials
- U.S. Figure Skating Championships: NBC
- Alpine Skiing: NBC Sports
- Bobsledding: NBC Sports
- Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships: Fox Sports
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- X Games: ESPN and Facebook/YouTube
- Dew Tour: NBCSN and website
- World Weightlifting Championships: ESPN3
- International Swimming League: ESPN3
- New York City Marathon: ESPN
- New York City Half Marathon: ESPN3
- London Marathon: FloSports
- Paris Marathon: FloSports
- Houston Marathon: ESPN3
- World Series of Poker: ESPN
- World Table Tennis Championships: ESPN3
- World Championship of Ping Pong: DAZN USA
- European Champions League (table tennis): ESPN3
- Table Tennis World Cup: ESPN3
- ITTF World Tour: ESPN3
- Asian Cup Table Tennis Tournament: ESPN3
- European Badminton Championships: ESPN3
- Professional Darts Corporation:
- Professional Bowlers Association: Fox Sports, CBS Sports
- Kabaddi World Cup: ESPN3
- Kabaddi Masters: ESPN3
- Russian Figure Skating Championships: ESPN3
- Mosconi Cup: ESPN3
- Scripps National Spelling Bee: ESPN
- America's Cup: NBCSN
- FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League and FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League: CBSSN
- Association of Volleyball Professionals: NBCSN
- NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship: ESPNU ESPN2 ESPN
- USA Volleyball College Beach Championship: NBCSN Olympic Channel
- Professional Bull Riders: CBS and CBS Sports
- Australian Football League: Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Sports 2, and WatchAFL
- USA Ultimate College Championships and Triple Crown Tour: ESPNU and ESPN3
- Super League Triathlon: ESPN3
- World Equestrian Games: NBC
- Wrestling World Cup and World Wrestling Championships: NBCSN
- Olympic sports: Olympic Channel
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