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Report: FOX Looking to Extend NASCAR Deal Early
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TMC
2012-06-19 01:45:46 UTC
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http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2012/06/report-fox-looking-to-extend-nascar-deal-early/

Fox Sports is reportedly looking to extend its NASCAR deal a year
ahead of schedule.

Sports Business Journal reported Monday that FOX “has started serious
negotiations with NASCAR” on an extension of the parties’ current
eight-year television deal.

The early negotiations will allow FOX to avoid bidding for NASCAR
rights in the open market, where potential suitor NBC is expected to
drive up prices.

According to the report, fellow incumbents ESPN and Turner Sports have
not yet begun negotiating with NASCAR.

FOX acquired NASCAR rights in 1999 and began airing races in 2001.

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2012/06/18/Media/Fox-NASCAR.aspx
Obveeus
2012-06-19 12:23:37 UTC
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Post by TMC
http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2012/06/report-fox-looking-to-extend-nascar-deal-early/
Fox Sports is reportedly looking to extend its NASCAR deal a year
ahead of schedule.
Sports Business Journal reported Monday that FOX “has started serious
negotiations with NASCAR” on an extension of the parties’ current
eight-year television deal.
The early negotiations will allow FOX to avoid bidding for NASCAR
rights in the open market, where potential suitor NBC is expected to
drive up prices.
According to the report, fellow incumbents ESPN and Turner Sports have
not yet begun negotiating with NASCAR.
The Turner Sports (NASCAR on TNT) portion of the NASCAR schedule is the only
one likely to change hands. It is a short run of races (only 6) each summer
and they do not have any Truck or Nationwide races. The only real gem in
this part of the scedule would be the '4th of July race' (wherever it falls
on the calendar) in Daytona.
Nancy2
2012-06-19 14:38:16 UTC
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Post by Obveeus
http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2012/06/report-fox-looking-to-extend-...
Fox Sports is reportedly looking to extend its NASCAR deal a year
ahead of schedule.
Sports Business Journal reported Monday that FOX has started serious
negotiations with NASCAR on an extension of the parties current
eight-year television deal.
The early negotiations will allow FOX to avoid bidding for NASCAR
rights in the open market, where potential suitor NBC is expected to
drive up prices.
According to the report, fellow incumbents ESPN and Turner Sports have
not yet begun negotiating with NASCAR.
The Turner Sports (NASCAR on TNT) portion of the NASCAR schedule is the only
one likely to change hands.  It is a short run of races (only 6) each summer
and they do not have any Truck or Nationwide races.  The only real gem in
this part of the scedule would be the '4th of July race' (wherever it falls
on the calendar) in Daytona.
I can do without TNT's coverage, for sure. Kyle is so much worse than
Mikey.

N.

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