Deciding to require a subscription mimics the strategy employed by Apple with its MLS Season Pass package.
Potential suitors will have plenty of time to plot bids for the NBA's television rights. Its current contract doesn't expire until after the 2024-2025 season.
"Reporting in The Athletic indicates that there is an opt-out clause in the contract that would allow Apple to terminate the agreement if a certain number...
"Schools are expected to receive anywhere from $28.5 million to $34.9 million each year under the new deal."
“The platform that Apple is saying to Major League Soccer and saying we have the same ambition, we have the same resources, we have the same...
"So nobody is walking in and watching Pac-12 Network, even if there's a pretty good game in the Pac-12. It's just not available."
In the potential deal, Apple would expect to hold the rights to all of the conference's broadcasts.
The 34-year-old Faust will be paired with Colorado Rockies analyst Ryan Spilborghs as Apple's second broadcast crew.
Nolan was an analyst the "West" broadcast team in 2022, while Newman worked primarily as the play-by-play announcer for the "East" crew.
“If we know anything about college sports, it’s that you can’t assume the status quo will last.”