"They're trying to become one of the big content providers, and the surest thing you can have is the NFL."
"Twitter will break. The world will come to an end when every NFL fan in America is rioting over Apple screwing up the NFL Sunday Ticket.”
"The NFL is known to enjoy having influence and relationships with a number of media outlets."
"Apple clearly wants its presentation of Major League Baseball to be different and innovative."
CNN+ features three types of content: live, on-demand, and interactive programming, including an entirely new method to interact with CNN’s journalism and storytelling.
Add in the $30 million per year the league will be getting from NBC, and MLB will be seeing an additional $115 million in TV revenue...
"The Friday night games will be Apple exclusives. They will not air on the team's local RSNs."
It’s believed the budget Apple is working with is in the neighborhood of $200 billion.
"If Apple and Major League Baseball formalize an agreement, it would be the first live sports rights for the company."
"A third media rights package may be the only way for Adam Silver and league owners to achieve the type of annual revenue they are said...