FOS PM: NBC wins Premier League auction


The New York Islanders’ new $ 1.5 billion home could open just in time. The Isles, who host the Calgary Flames at UBS Arena on Saturday, played their first 13 road games, stumbling to a 5-6-2 start.

Premier League / Design: Alex Brooks

NBC Sports goes keep U.S. rights to Premier League shows, though about double what it used to pay.

Final offers for US Premier League rights were expected on Thursday, with ESPN presenting NBC’s biggest challenge. CBS was previously reported be in the race too.

The deal would be value $ 2.7 billion over six years – more than double the $ 1.1 billion that Comcast-owned NBC paid for six years from 2015. NBC’s current deal spans the 2021-2022 season.

  • The deal is the largest American football rights deal to date, eclipsing ESPN’s eight-year, $ 1.4 billion pact for US La Liga rights, signed in May.
  • In May, the league renewed its existing domestic broadcast contracts with Sky, BT and Amazon instead of launching an auction process. These agreements, which extend from 2022 to 2025, are worth a $ 7 billion.

Premier League audiences tend to grow on NBC shows in the United States mean 462,000 viewers during the 2019-2020 season and 414,000 during the 2020-2021 season affected by the pandemic.

By comparison, US-based Major League Soccer averaged 384,000 viewers during the 2021 season on Disney-owned ESPN and ABC.

The Premier League also announced $ 33.7million in financial support for its clubs on Thursday, the first installment of a $ 134.8million relief plan.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports / Design: Alex Brooks

Fenway Sports Group could pay around $ 900 million to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins from the NHL, according to DK Pittsburgh Sports.

The Penguins were on the verge of bankruptcy in 1999 when grocery chain mogul Ron Burkle and former NHL star Mario Lemieux bought the team for. $ 107 million. The five-time Stanley Cup winners were valued at $ 650 million by Forbes last December, the 11th most valued franchise in the NHL.

The purchase of the Penguins would add to FSG’s diverse portfolio of team stakes.

  • FSG bought the Boston Red Sox in 2002 for $ 700 million – the team was valued at $ 3.47 billion in March.
  • In 2007, she bought 50% of RFK Racing – formerly known as Roush Fenway Racing before Brad Keselowski bought a minority stake in the team on Tuesday.
  • The group bought Liverpool fc in 2010 for $ 440 million – the team was valued at $ 4.1 billion in April.

Earlier this year, RedBird Capital Partners invested $ 750 million in FSG, valuing the holding company at around $ 7.35 billion.

The investment was accompanied James lebron join FSG as a partner and increase its stake in Liverpool after acquiring 2% of the squad in 2011 for $ 6.5 million.

Nvidia / Design: Alex Brooks

Chipmaker Nvidia’s third-quarter revenue jumped 55% year-on-year to $ 7.1 billion, far exceeding analysts’ estimates of $ 6.82 billion. Its transport of $ 6.51 billion in the second quarter was a record at the time.

Nvidia’s biggest division – games – grew 42% to $ 3.2 billion in sales, largely attributable to sales of GeForce consumer graphics processors. The processors, released in the second quarter, are still limited in number.

The strong report boosted the company after a Market capitalization of $ 800 billion – Thursday morning, its action was up more than 124% since the start of the year.

  • Data center sales jumped 55% year-over-year to $ 2.9 billion.
  • Auto sales increased 8% year-on-year to $ 135 million.
  • Its professional visualization product line grew 144% year-on-year to $ 577 million.

CNBC’s Jim Cramer projects that Nvidia will be the next trillion dollar business. The company expects to beat analysts’ revenue estimates again ($ 6.86 billion) this quarter, reaching $ 7.4 billion.

Earlier this week, Nvidia faced more meticulous examination British regulators on its 40 billion dollars of acquisition semiconductor and software company Arm, which was acquired by SoftBank for $ 31 billion in 2016.

UK authorities have launched a 24-week investigation into national security risks and competition concerns.

  • In today’s Leadoff, Peloton is suing rivals for alleged patent infringement, the Premier League president resigns after the Newcastle drama and Sportradar’s revenues jump 30% in Q3 2021. Click here to listen.
  • NBCUniversal and Telemundo have exhausted major sponsorship spots for the 2022 World Cup, which include pre-match, half-time and post-match broadcasts. The tournament will run from November 21 to December 31. 18.
  • Embracer Group saw its gaming segment report $ 315 million in sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2021, an 89% increase over the same period last year.
  • Blue Jays left-hander Robbie Ray got 29 of 30 possible votes for first place in win easily the AL Cy Young Wednesday. Now a free agent, Ray could seek a deal of around $ 130 million over five years. But is it worth a mega-deal? Subscribe to the Sports section for more.

(Note: All at market close on 11/18/21)

The New England Patriots (6-4) face the Atlanta Falcons (4-5) tonight at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

How to watch: 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX / NFL

Betting odds: Patriots -6.5 || ML -300 || O / U 47 *

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