#SportsBiz Minute for September 21st

Today’s SportsBiz minute features news items on the Pac-12 Networks, TSN, ESPN, Draft Kings Fan Duel and the incredible Ole Miss vs. Alabama college football upset.

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Brian Clapp, WorkinSports.com Director of Content:  Fantasy sports ads won’t make their way onto the Pac-12 network, according to Conference commissioner Larry Scott. As you’ve probably noticed, DraftKings, FanDuel and others are spending a ton of money in ad buys across sportsbroadcasting but Scott has said no thanks on his network. The federal government has determined fantasy is not gambling which resulted in NCAA letting the conferences determine how they would set the rules, to which Scott said, “we don’t support it, that’s where we draw the line”

Continuing in College Football, Ole Miss’ thrilling upset of Alabama, dominated ratings in Saturday bringing in a 4.6 rating, a 254% increase over last years comparable window. It was also WatchESPN’s most streamed college football game of the week.

And finally, TSN, Bell Media Radio and the NFL finished off a new multi-year radio rights deal, making TSN and Bell Media the exclusive radio home for NFL in Canada. Which means all prime-time regular season games, playoff games and the Super Bowl will be carried by the  TSN radio network and select Bell Media radio stations.

That’s it for this sportsbiz minute…for mow, we end with this:

About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the sports media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

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