Sports broadcasting contracts in the United States

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American football[edit]

National Football League[edit]

CBS has rights through the 2022 season to the following:[1][2]

  • AFC Sunday Afternoon package, see more
  • One Thanksgiving game
  • One Wild Card game
  • One/Two Divisional playoff game (Two games in even-numbered years)
  • AFC Championship
  • Super Bowl LV (2021)

ESPN has rights through the 2021 season to the following:[3][4]

Fox has rights through the 2022 season to the following:[2][6]

NBC has rights through the 2022 season to the following:[2][7]

NFL Network televises 18 games under the Thursday Night Football banner during the regular season (13 on Thursday, two London Games, and 3 late season games on one single Saturday as part of a pre-Christmas tripleheader).[8]

DirecTV, through NFL Sunday Ticket, has pay-per-view rights to all regular season Sunday afternoon games through 2021.

Yahoo! will televise one NFL London game on streaming devices. The game will also be simulcast on broadcast networks in the local markets of the teams playing in the game.[9]

Westwood One has exclusive national radio rights through the 2022 season.[10][11]

Sports USA 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[edit]

Regular-season

Post-season

Radio

XFL[edit]

Arena football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Major League Baseball[edit]

National television

  • Fox:[16] 12 Saturday afternoon games; All-Star Game; one League Championship Series (shared with FS1); World Series
  • FS1: 40 Saturday afternoon games; two Division Series; one League Championship Series that TBS does not air.
  • 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.[17]
  • ESPN: Opening Day, Sunday night, Monday night, and Wednesday night games plus occasional broadcasts during the week. All-Star festivities including the annual Home Run Derby. Airs any end of season tiebreaking games and one Wild Card Game.[18]
  • MLB Network: 26 non-exclusive MLB Network Showcase games per-season, two Division Series games, other games simulcast from regional broadcasts.

Local television

  • 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. These broadcasters include both over-the-air television stations as well as regional sports networks (This includes WGN-TV in Chicago, which until 2015 also aired its games on the WGN America national feed). Games broadcast locally or regionally are available nationwide (except those affected by local blackout restrictions) on the subscription-based MLB.tv and MLB Extra Innings services.

National radio

  • ESPN Radio: a Saturday game of the week, Sunday night, opening day and holiday games, plus the All-Star Game and the entire postseason.

Local radio

  • 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.

Caribbean Series[edit]

ESPN Deportes has Spanish-language TV and radio rights to the Caribbean Series.

College Baseball[edit]

Post-season ESPN currently broadcasts the College World Series on its family of networks.

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 (BTN, SEC Network, BYUtv, Pac-12 Network, and Longhorn Network).

Little League Baseball[edit]

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.

Softball[edit]

Minor League Baseball[edit]

MLB Network has a contract with MiLB to air one game each week.[19]

Nippon Professional Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

National Basketball Association[edit]

National television[edit]

  • ABC: 17 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: 84 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 semifinal 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 semifinal 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

Local television[edit]

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, then a Chicago-based superstation, broadcast a limited number of Chicago Bulls regular season games on their national feed 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.

National radio[edit]

  • 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

Local radio[edit]

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[edit]

  • ESPN: select weeknight games, All Star Game, playoffs and WNBA Finals. Provisional coverage on ABC through 2025; additional games on NBATV.

College basketball[edit]

Postseason

  • NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament: CBS/Turner
    • Every game in the NCAA Tournament is telecast live nationally on either CBS or one of three Turner networks—TBS, TNT, or truTV. Coverage is split as follows:
      • The First Four (the expanded "play-in" round) airs on truTV.
      • In the first and second rounds, all four networks air games. CBS airs one "featured" game in each time slot, with the three Turner networks carrying other games.
      • The Sweet Sixteen (regional semifinals) are on CBS and TBS
      • For 2014 and 2015, two Elite Eight (regional finals) aired on CBS. TBS broadcast the national semifinials, and CBS the title game. Beginning in 2016, TBS airs all three Final Four games in even-numbered years and CBS in odd-numbered years through 2032.
    • All games are also streamed via the NCAA/CBS March Madness On Demand service. The new contract will allow Turner to develop its own streaming service for the tournament, alongside MMOD.
  • NIT and NIT Season Tip-Off: ESPN
  • NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament: ESPN
  • NAIA Men's Basketball Championships: ESPN3

Regular season

FIBA[edit]

Other Leagues[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Curling[edit]

More than 300 hours of live curling, broadcast by TSN in Canada, will be live-streamed on ESPN3, including:

Cycling[edit]

eSports[edit]

Golf[edit]

Men

Women

Ice hockey[edit]

National Hockey League[edit]

  • NBCSN: One to three regular-season games/week, All-Star Game, playoffs, Stanley Cup Finals (games 2, 3), through 2021.[24] NBC's playoffs and Stanley Cup Finals' coverage can be blacked out if a local channel is carrying coverage of the same games.
  • NBC: Black Friday game, New Year's Day game, Sunday afternoon late-season games, weekend afternoon and Saturday night playoff games, and Stanley Cup Finals (games 1, 4–7), through 2021.[24]
  • NHL Network: Wednesday, Friday and occasional Sunday 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

Additionally, viewers near the Canada–US border, especially in the Seattle, Detroit and Buffalo markets, can view CBC broadcasts of Hockey Night in Canada, playoffs and Stanley Cup Finals. CBC reaches most cable subscribers in Michigan, the Buffalo area, and much of the Seattle TV market. CBC broadcasts of NHL playoff games often get better ratings in those markets than the simultaneous American broadcast when both are available.

Local or regional broadcasters contract with the NHL 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. While the Chicago Blackhawks broadcast some games on WGN-TV, these games were not available for the WGN America feed due to league broadcast regulations but they are shown on WGN in Canada (same feed as WGN-TV).

Teams also have contracts with local radio broadcasters to air their games.

Radio

Westwood One through its NBC Sports Radio division (Stanley Cup Finals); games also simulcast on Sirius XM satellite radio.

World Cup of Hockey[edit]

ESPN has been awarded the exclusive U.S. media rights to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The deal covers all tournament games – round-robin, semi-final and the best-of-three final – for the 2016 tournament and includes exclusive rights on television and radio, with most games to appear on ESPN and ESPN2.

National Women's Hockey League[edit]

NWHL announced a landmark television deal with NESN and an internet partnership with ESPN to stream some matches on ESPN3. Agreement with the league includes ten regular season games and playoffs on ESPN3 and eight Boston games on NESN.

Southern Professional Hockey League[edit]

  • America One: Regular season, playoffs and Championships through 2014

College Ice Hockey[edit]

Other Ice Hockey Leagues[edit]

Horse Racing[edit]

Triple Crown

Breeders' Cup

Road to the Kentucky Derby

Lacrosse[edit]

Major League Lacrosse[edit]

  • ESPN+ and Lax Sports Network

National Lacrosse League[edit]

Premier Lacrosse League[edit]

College Lacrosse[edit]

Varsity lacrosse

Club Lacrosse

  • MCLA: Semifinals 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.
  • BYUtv Sports: At least one home MCLA game featuring BYU, but BYUtv Sports has rights to all home games.

International Lacrosse[edit]

Motor sports[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

Fox Sports and NBC Sports have contracts for all NASCAR events through at least 2024.

IndyCar[edit]

Formula One[edit]

ESPN aired Formula One from 1984 to 1997. Speedvision 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.[30][31]

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 the American and Mexican Grand Prix live on ABC while also showing the Monaco Grand Prix on tape-delay.[32]

Univision Deportes Network has Spanish-language rights.

IMSA[edit]

Other[edit]

Multi-discipline events[edit]

Rugby[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

NBC Sports has rights to all World Rugby international events through 2023, including:[35]

NBC Sports also has the rights to:

Rugby sevens[edit]

Soccer[edit]

International competitions[edit]

Broadcasting contracts for international soccer competitions
Event Country Broadcaster Broadcast Details
FIFA World Cup finals Fox, FS1 English-language rights for 2022 and 2026
Telemundo, Universo, Telemundo Deportes 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
beIN Sports English-language rights; CONCACAF qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, except USA and Mexico home matches | English and Spanish-language rights; CONMEBOL qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Telemundo, Universo, Telemundo Deportes Spanish-language rights; CONCACAF qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, except USA and Mexico home matches
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, Telemundo Deportes Spanish-language rights for 2019 and 2023
UEFA European Championship ESPN 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 TNT English-language rights through 2021; 46 live matches per season
B/R Live English-language rights through 2021; all matches broadcast live
Univision Spanish-language rights through 2021; 97 matches shown on TV
UEFA Europa League TNT English-language rights through 2021; live coverage of the final only
B/R Live English-language rights through 2021; all matches broadcast live
Univision Spanish-language rights through 2021; 70 live matches across Univision Deportes, UniMás and Galavisión
UEFA Super Cup TNT English-language rights through 2020
Univision Spanish-language rights through 2020
UEFA Women's Champions League beIN Sports English and Spanish-language rights; PSG matches only, exclude final
B/R Live English-language rights through 2021; final only
Copa América ESPN English-language rights
Telemundo Deportes Spanish-language rights
Copa Libertadores beIN Sports English and Spanish-language rights
Copa Sudamericana beIN Sports English and Spanish-language rights
Recopa Sudamericana beIN Sports English and Spanish-language rights
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 Univision Deportes Network
CONCACAF Nations League FloSports English-language rights; Except USA matches on ESPN and Fox
Univision Spanish-language rights; Deal runs through 2022; Coverage on Univision or Univision Deportes Network
CONCACAF Champions League Yahoo Sports English-language rights
Univision Spanish-language rights; Deal runs through 2022; Coverage on Univision or Univision Deportes Network
CONCACAF League Univision Spanish-language rights; Deal runs through 2022; Coverage airs on both Univision and Univision Deportes Network
AFC Asian Cup DAZN USA English-language rights; 7 matches from quarter-finals.
AFC Champions League DAZN USA
Africa Cup of Nations beIN Sports English and Spanish-language rights
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
Other international competitions/tournaments
USA National Team

ESPN and Fox Sports will split the English language rights for USA National Team broadcasts 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 Univision Deportes and Unimas.[36]

National competitions[edit]

Broadcasting contracts for national soccer competitions
Event Country Broadcaster Broadcast Details
Major League Soccer
(History)
United States ESPN, ESPN2 At least 34 matches per season, on either ESPN or ESPN2, plus select MLS Cup playoff matches. MLS Cup in odd-numbered years and MLS All-Star Game in even-numbered years
United States Fox, FS1 At least 34 matches per season, on either Fox or FS1, plus select MLS Cup playoff matches. MLS Cup in even-numbered years and MLS All-Star Game in odd-numbered years
United States Univision At least 34 matches per season, on either Univision, UniMás or Univision Deportes Network, two MLS Cup playoff matches and Spanish-language rights to the MLS Cup and MLS All-Star game
U.S. Open Cup United States ESPN and ESPN+ English & Spanish-language rights
USL Championship United States ESPN+ and ESPN3
USL League One United States ESPN+
National Women's Soccer League United States Yahoo Sports English-language rights
College Cup United States ESPNU
Major Arena Soccer League United States Eleven Sports
Canadian Premier League Canada OneSoccer English-language rights
Canadian Championship Canada OneSoccer English-language rights
Liga MX Mexico FS1, FS2 English-language
ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, Univision Spanish-language
Copa MX Mexico ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, UDN Spanish-language
Campeón de Campeones Mexico Univision Spanish-language
Supercopa MX Mexico Univision Spanish-language
Premier League England NBC Sports Group Coverage airs on NBC, NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold and occasionally CNBC in English and on Telemundo and Universo in Spanish. Rights run through the 2021–22 season.
English Football League England ESPN+ English and Spanish-language rights
FA Cup England ESPN+ English and Spanish-language rights until 2021
FA Community Shield England ESPN+ English and Spanish-language rights until 2020
EFL Cup England ESPN+ English and Spanish-language rights
EFL Trophy England ESPN+ Final Only
FA Youth Cup England ESPN+
La Liga Spain beIN Sports English and Spanish-language rights until 2020
Copa del Rey Spain beIN Sports All matches (exclude the Final) in English and Spanish-language
ESPN Final only, English-language.
ESPN Deportes Final only, Spanish-language.
Supercopa de España Spain ESPN English-language
ESPN Deportes Spanish-language
Serie A Italy ESPN, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes English and Spanish-language rights until 2021
Rai Italia Italian language rights
Coppa Italia Italy ESPN English-language rights until 2021
ESPN Deportes Spanish-language rights until 2021
Supercoppa Italiana Italy ESPN English-language rights until 2020
ESPN Deportes Spanish-language rights until 2020
Bundesliga Germany FS1, FS2, FSP English-language
Fox Deportes, UniMás, UDN Spanish-language
DFB-Pokal Germany ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes English and Spanish-language rights
DFL-Supercup Germany FSP and Fox Deportes English and Spanish-language rights
Ligue 1 France beIN Sports English and Spanish-language rights until 2021
TV5Monde French language rights for until 2021
Coupe de France France beIN Sports English and Spanish-language rights
TV5Monde French language rights
Coupe de la Ligue France beIN Sports English and Spanish-language rights until 2021
TV5Monde French language rights
Trophée des Champions France beIN Sports English and Spanish-language rights
TV5Monde French language rights

Other national competitions

Swimming[edit]

NBC Sports has rights to the following events with coverage varying on NBC and NBCSN

Tennis[edit]

Australian Open

  • ESPN and Tennis Channel have the contracts through 2021. Coverage is aired on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+, ESPN3, Tennis Channel and DirecTV.

French Open

  • NBC Sports and Tennis Channel have the contracts through 2024. Coverage is aired on NBC, NBCSN, 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 tape 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 semifinal and one men's semifinal, broadcasting live in the Eastern Time Zone, delayed in all other time zones. NBCSN also broadcasts the second men's semifinal, live in all time zones. NBC broadcasts both finals live, and NBCSN broadcasts the women's doubles final live.

The Championships, Wimbledon

  • ESPN[37][38] 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.

U.S. Open

  • 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.[39]

ATP World Tour Finals

  • ESPN2, ESPN3 and Tennis Channel

ATP World Tour Masters 1000

  • ESPN (Indian Wells, Miami, Canada and Cincinnati) and Tennis Channel

ATP World Tour 500

  • Tennis Channel

ATP World Tour 250

WTA Finals

WTA Premier tournaments

  • ESPN (Indian Wells, Miami, Canada, Cincinnati, Stanford and New Haven)[41]
  • Tennis Channel (Except Stanford and New Haven)[42]

WTA International tournaments

  • Tennis Channel

Davis Cup

  • Tennis Channel

Fed Cup

  • Tennis Channel

US Open Series

  • ESPN2 and ESPN3

Laver Cup

  • ESPN3 and Tennis Channel

World TeamTennis

  • ESPN2 (final only) and ESPN3

Tie Break Tens

  • ESPN3

Track & Field (Athletics)[edit]

NBCUniversal holds rights to the following:[43][44][45]

Winter Sports[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

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