Google’s NFL interest, the Premier League’s DTC options and Overtime’s new investors

Aug 17, 2022, 04:30 AM

SportsPro chief executive Nick Meacham and community lead Chris Stone return to wrap up some of the major news stories in sports media from recent weeks.

With the race for the National Football League’s (NFL) Sunday Ticket package hotting up, the pair consider Google’s reported interest in the rights and what it means for the football organisation.

They also explore whether the Premier League could follow the NFL in launching its own streaming service in the near future after Richard Masters, the top-flight soccer competition’s chief executive, said that the organisation has options to go direct-to-consumer in some territories.

There’s also time to look at digital sports media company Overtime’s US$100 million Series D funding round before the conversation moves on to FC Barcelona’s rush to raise funds after the club sold yet another stake in its media hub.