Jays’ offense quickly settles Reds’ casehttps://t.co/N8DwaWIzEg
– RDS (@RDSca) August 20, 2023
There’s always the traditional way, like radio and television. And even there, the number of different sports channels is incredible, and there are always a few radio stations that describe the sport, like BPM Sports on 91.9 FM and Cogeco on 98.5 FM for the Montreal area.
While many didn’t seem to agree with the purchase, we can see that the first season under Apple’s watch has gone rather well.
Lionel Messi’s arrival in MLS made Apple look like geniuses, as ratings simply exploded.
Already, the number of subscriptions to the MLS season pass with Apple has doubled since Messi’s arrival in North America.
What’s more, the number of Spanish listeners has increased by 50% since his arrival.
The Messi Effect is real! 🐐 Subscribers to #MLSSeasonPass on @AppleTV have more than doubled since Messi joined @InterMiamiCF. Also, Spanish language viewership on #MLSSeasonPass on @AppleTV has surpassed over 50% for Messi matches and continues to rise. How exciting for a truly…
– Jorge Mas (@Jorge__Mas) August 10, 2023
Now Apple can’t get enough of this new acquisition, and the American multinational is looking to become a force in sports broadcasting.
Apple’s next target?
Yes, you read that right. ESPN is Apple’s next target for increasing its broadcasting power.
Apple wants to be a force in live sports.
The answer? Some industry analysts say it could be buying ESPN.
“Apple has enough change in their couch cushions to fundamentally alter the media rights landscape.”@MMcCarthyREV‘s feature story on what it would take ⤵️
– Front Office Sports (@FOS) August 19, 2023
It’s not nothing, but as journalist James Andrew Miller said:
“Apple has enough change in the couch cushions to fundamentally alter the vision of media rights.” – James Andrew Miller
He also believes there’s a very good chance it could happen in the next few years.
“Cupertino is looking to go after live sports content as a golden goose. I think it’s more a question of when – not if – ESPN and Apple come together” – Dan Ives
If the acquisition goes through, Apple would get the rights to NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, UFC, PGA Tour, Tennis Grand Slams, Formula 1, “Big Twelve” college soccer games, Southeastern Conference games, plus ESPN’s first two SuperBowls after the 2026 and 2030 seasons.
That’s a lot of stock.
Apple would be ESPN’s seventh owner since its arrival 44 years ago.
James Andrew Miller was keen to point out, however, that Apple would not have to acquire ESPN in its entirety to become a ” game-changer “.
Apple’s biggest deal dates back to 2014, when the company bought Beats for the modest sum of three billion dollars.
The $50 million to acquire ESPN is a big step, but if there’s one company to climb that step, it’s Apple.
We’ll have to be patient on this one, as it’s not the kind of deal that closes with a single phone call.
– Easy win for the Jays.
– Very difficult for the Yankees.
– With good reason.
– RDS (@RDSca) August 20, 2023
– It just goes to show how dominant he is.
Most Pt/Game seasons from a defenseman in the cap era:
3 – Cale Makar
2 – Erik Karlsson
2 – Mike Green
1 – Roman Josi
1 – Nicklas Lidstrom
1 – John Carlson
1 – Brent Burns
1 – Victor Hedman
He’s 24 years old and has done it for the last 3 seasons straight. pic.twitter.com/Pji5xevvvW
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) August 20, 2023