D’oh! Last week we wrote about the potential bidders and left out potentially the most disruptive in Amazon.
Flashback: The bids are in for RSN sale
Key questions from TV[R]EV’s Mike Shields:
1) Does Amazon think owning these RSNs will drive Prime subs? If so, that suggests it will only carry them on Prime. I can’t imagine leagues would allow that?
2) If not, that means Amazon plans to keep RSNs on cable systems. If so, how does that help them?
Amazon paid $130M for 2-years of streaming rights for NFL Thursday Night Football, but this bet would be 150X larger if the estimated $20B+ price tag is real.