Rebecca Lowe of NBC Sports and a media roundtable with Chad Finn of the Boston Globe and Sports Business Journal’s Austin Karp
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Episode 170 of the Sports Media Podcast features Rebecca Lowe, the host of NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage as well as an Olympic host for NBCUnversial. She is followed by a media roundtable with Chad Finn, the sports media writer and columnist for the Boston Globe, and Austin Karp, the managing editor/digital for Sports Business Journal.
In this podcast Lowe discusses being in England when she learned NBC had retained the Premier League rights; how her bosses keep her abreast of the proceedings; her role in NBC Universal’s pitch to the EPL; what NBC has built with its soccer coverage; whether NBC retaining has incentivized she and NBC extending her current contract when it expires next year; what is happening with Manchester United; whether Fulham can sustain long-term success; whether the EPL would ever do a Drive To Survive series; why she avoids Twitter and much more.
Finn. Karp and Deitsch discuss our reactions to NBC’s landing the U.S. media rights to the Premier League through 2028; the upcoming MLS media rights negotiations; NFL viewership in 2021 and what the last part of the NFL regular season might bring viewership-wise; where are we right now with the NFL and viewership; why we think the upcoming Olympic viewership from Beijing could be looking at record lows; the upcoming Ohio State-Michigan game and Fox’s noon Eastern window; CBS’s interest in staying in big-time college football; the Manning Megacast and more.
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