What does the future hold in the college sports broadcast space and where next for RSNs?

Sep 14, 2022, 04:43 AM

This week's StreamTim Podcast explores the specialist ecosystem of US college athletics and regional sports networks (RSNs).

SportsPro chief executive Nick Meacham and community lead Chris Stone are joined by William Mao, senior vice president of global media rights at Octagon, to discuss the niche, yet big money, world of US college sports.

At a time when conferences are realigning, the College Football Playoff (CFP) is becoming a major force and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is diminishing in power, the podcast takes a deep dive into the where student athletics fits in  the US broadcast space. 

Mao also helps to try to find an answer for the question of how college sports broadcast deals compare to soccer across Europe and what the future looks like for RSNs in the US.