Another major sporting event is leaving broadcast. After giving the NCAA Final Four to TBS, CBS is ceding the US Open to ESPN, ending their nearly half-century old relationship. ESPN’s 11-year contract, reportedly worth $770mln, is the net’s 2nd major tennis rights purchase. ESPN’s John Skipper and USTA’s Gordon Smith discuss the new relationship and what’s in store for the tourney.
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