Around the Biz 5/8/19: At-Home Model Powers Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC Productions; ESPN+ Ups Coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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

RSL, Utah Royals FC Rely on ‘Efficient, Effective’ At-Home Production Model (The Salt Lake Tribune)

ESPN+ Ramping Up Hockey Coverage as Playoffs Progress (SportsBusiness Daily)

How Did the XFL Get a Further-Reaching TV Deal After the AAF Failed? (Awful Announcing)

XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck’s Plan of Attack for the League’s Second Chance (Sports Illustrated)

How Platforms Cozy Up to the NBA, NFL and Other Sports Leagues (Digiday)

Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley Wants “Pitch-by-Pitch” Prop Bet Abilities on New RSNs (Awful Announcing)

Pair of Deals to Help Shape NASCAR’s Gambling Strategy (SportsBusiness Daily)

AFC Re-issues Saudi Arabia Rights Package Stripped from BeIN Sports (SportsPro Media)

Study: Half of 4K TV Owners Have Watched 4K Content (Advanced Television)

Report: U.S. MVPD’s Lost 1.28 Million Video Subscribers in Q1 (FierceVideo)