Around the Biz 4/19/19: As MLB Drops Out of the Disney RSN Race, Big3 Adds Magic Johnson to the Bidding War

Here’s a quick roundup of the big news buzzing around the sports media industry today:

MLB Ends Bid to Buy Disney’s Regional Sports Networks (The New York Post)

Magic Johnson Joins Big3 in Bidding for Fox RSNs (Multichannel News)

XFL Plans Two Games A Week on Network TV, Two More on Major Cable (ProFootballTalk)

NFL Courts New Sunday Ticket Streaming Partners, Irks AT&T (SportsBusiness Daily)

Analysis: Sports Operators Are Spending 15% of Budget on OTT (Advanced Television)

FCC Cracks Down on Video Streaming Boxes (LightReading)

4K 4Charity Races Past $1 Million At NAB Show (TV NewsCheck)

Why Viacom Must Merge With CBS (TV NewsCheck)

NBA Photographers ‘Do It for the Gram,’ Too (The New York Times)

Inside the Slow Death of Cable TV (Variety)

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