The ESPN+ deal with the UFC and what it means for MLS (and other sports properties)

The literal big deal in sports media yesterday: In January, ESPN will start paying the UFC $150 million a year for a package including: 15 live events on ESPN+, the new $49.99/year subscription service Other shows, including Dana White’s Contenders series and some new untitled program, on ESPN+ Weigh-ins, preview shows and press conferences on… Read More

On SUM, Twitter and the media

First off: I’m working on two pieces that raises questions about Soccer United Marketing and the continuing evolution of Major League Soccer. One analytical, one modestly investigative. The latter, basically, is just getting some answers from Kathy Carter about SUM as it currently operates. SUM is, of course, mentioned in my book Long-Range Goals: The Subtitle… Read More