Around the Biz 3/5/19: WarnerMedia’s Jeff Zucker on Expanding Sports Rights; Big East, Big Ten Hoops in 4K on DirecTV

Here’s a quick roundup of the big news buzzing around the sports media industry today:

Jeff Zucker: AT&T Could Try to Broaden Its Sports-Rights Portfolio (Variety)

DirecTV To Air Big East, Big 10 Basketball Tournaments in 4K (The TV Answer Man)

MLS Could Package Local and National TV Deals Starting in 2022 (SportsBusiness Daily)

Football Fever Is Spreading as Major League Soccer Kicks Off a New Season (Nielsen)

MLS Promotes Gary Stevenson to Deputy Commissioner, JoAnn Neale to President (SportsBusiness Daily)

ESPN Secures MLS Rights in Latin America and Caribbean (SportsPro Media)

Showtime, DraftKings Collaborate on Boxing Pick ‘Em Game (Yahoo Sports)

Report: NFL Could Make NFL Network the ’33rd Team’ at Next Year’s Combine (Awful Announcing)

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, Who Spearheaded Conference Network, to Retire in 2020 (ESPN)

The Future of Cable May Be No TV at All (CNBC)

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