Around the Biz 3/20/19: AAC Snatches 12-Year, $1 Billion Deal With ESPN as Disney Closes One With Fox at $71 Billion

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

AAC, ESPN Agree to 12-Year Media-Rights Deal Worth $1 Billion (SportsBusiness Daily)

Disney Closes $71 Billion Deal for Fox Entertainment Assets (CNBC)

Disney Moves from Behemoth to Colossus With Closing of Fox Deal (The New York Times)

Thousands of Firings Expected After Disney Closes Fox Deal (Bloomberg)

A Deeper Look at Fox Corp. as It Emerges as Standalone Entity (Variety)

How NBA, Hulu are Using Tech-Enhanced Broadcasts to Lure Sports Fans (Fox Business)

Google’s Stadia Looks Like an Early Beta of the Future of Gaming (The Verge)

New York Mets Launch Netflix-style Ticket Subscription Deal (The New York Post)

Survey: UK Viewers Want More Women’s Sports on TV (Advanced Television)

OTT Ad Revenue Growth Slows to 20% in U.S. on Measurement Challenges (Multichannel News)

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