Soccer TV Rights in the US With John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal

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Grant has an in-depth conversation about US soccer TV rights with John Ourand, a longtime reporter for the Sports Business Journal. Ourand explains why NBC is putting marquee games like the upcoming Liverpool-Man United showdown on the Peacock pay-streaming channel; why he thinks NBC will win the rights to extend its Premier League coverage; what's behind CBS's entree into the soccer space; whether he thinks Fox, which has lost several soccer deals, will keep its World Cup rights through 2026; why he's concerned about MLS's ability to get more money in its next TV contract; his thoughts on the TV attractiveness of a potential MLS-Liga MX merger down the line; and what could happen with the free-vs-pay TV strategies of Spanish-language vs. English-language coverage of the UEFA Champions League.

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Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

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