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The aggressive moves by Fox Sports (NWS +0.3%) in building the cornerstone for a national sports...

The aggressive moves by Fox Sports (NWS +0.3%) in building the cornerstone for a national sports network isn't a threat to Disney's (DIS +1%) ESPN anytime soon, according to analysts. In order to cut significantly into ESPN's dominance, Fox would need to land NBA or NFL rights which won't be up for bidding for years. The most likely scenario is that Fox Sports will keep adding a steady mix of MLB, college football, NASCAR, and English Premier League programming to help it hike the prices it charges cable companies.
Comments (2)
  • FOX Sports is more regional with it's cable properties. They land local broadcast rights while ESPN is more National based.
    24 Jan 2013, 01:01 PM Reply Like
  • Murdock is so political, I will refuse to watch any network that has his finger prints on it. Murdock corrupts everything he touches, even the WSJ! If ever a boycott was called for, it's one targeting Murdock.
    24 Jan 2013, 03:06 PM Reply Like
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