With the NBA Finals and the season officially over, hosts Andrew Marchand and John Aurand are looking at what’s next for the league, from the unofficial agents we’ll be seeing on TV next year to the all-important rights deal that’s sparked a lot of interest.
Marchand and Aurand also review the NBA Finals from a media perspective and detail why viewers can expect early start times for next season’s NBA Finals to stick.
The hosts discuss why the next four weeks are so important to the bankrupt Diamond Sports group and the RSNs they run.
They look at Lionel Messi’s potential impact on MLS and AppleTV+, WWE’s media rights negotiations, changes at the top of NBC Sports, changes to the “Big Noon Kickoff” line-up and a Pac-12 rights update.
As always, they pick people who have had good weeks and bad weeks in the sports media.
This week’s episode includes the return of the popular Call of the Week feature.