Amazon’s RSN investment is the latest streaming shake-up in sports media

Streaming has affected several parts of the media landscape, with sports media seeing several shake-ups in how major sports leagues deliver coverage to fans.

With Amazon flexing its muscle in sports media, Peacock expanding its NFL offerings, and Netflix acquiring the rights to air WWE Raw, streaming platforms have made their mark on various parts of the industry. Here is a look at how streaming platforms are moving into legacy sports leagues.


The NFL is famous for keeping most games on over-the-air television nationally. Even when games air on cable or a different platform, the NFL will offer it on over-the-air television of the markets of the teams playing, but since 1987, it has aired some regular season games exclusively on cable for the national audience.

The league has only ever put one playoff game exclusively on cable for a national audience,
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