MediaPost Publications ESPN Set To Pass $7 Sub Fee In 2017 02/19/2013

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ESPN Set To Pass $7 Sub Fee In 2017 – 02/19/2013

 

For help with its massive NFL rights bill and likely re-upping with the NBA, ESPN can continue to count on hefty per-subscriber fees that look to cross the monthly $7 mark in 2017. Based on distribution in 100 million homes, that $7 amount would give it an annual take of about $8.4 billion in affiliate fees alone within five years.

ESPN’s current deal with Time Warner Cable calls for it to receive more than $5.40 a sub a month starting in the middle of this year; then passing the $7 mark in 2017; and closing in on the $7.50 mark the following year. The deal calls for an annual increase in the 6.5% range.

By the end of this decade, ESPN is set to collect just about $8 a sub a month.

Read more: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/193856/espn-set-to-pass-7-sub-fee-in-2017.html?edition=56836#ixzz2LSt9rHcH

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