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Warner Bros. Discovery is getting out of the RSN business, looks to transfer ownership and media rights to teams

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Warner Bros. Discovery is getting out of the RSN business, and they’re not wasting any time in doing so.

Click here to read the story at awfulannouncing.com.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are broadcast rights?
  2. Why are broadcast rights important to media companies?
  3. Why are they important to sports teams and leagues?
  4. What are RSNs?
  5. Why do you think Warner Bros. Discovery is getting out of the RSN business?
  6. Why would teams want to take back the rights?
  7. What teams are impacted by this decision from Warner Bros. Discovery?
  8. How might that impact those teams moving forward?
  9. Do you think this decision from Warner Bros. might represent a shift in industry trends with fewer media companies interested in RSN rights? Why or why not?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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