For the last few moths, there hasn’t been much news on the future of the TV rights for Italy’s Serie A in the US. BeIN previously held the rights, but they expired after the 2017-18 seasonand IMG opted to bundle the rights with the rights to England’s FA Cup to encourage higher bids. Those bids never surfaced, and no one knew where in the hell either the FA Cup or Serie A matches would air stateside this season.
Then Cristiano Ronaldo completed his transfer to Juventus, and those Serie A rights looked a lot more appealing.
According to World Soccer Talk, ESPN and Turner now lead the race for those rights this fall. There’s been no confirmation whether or not the FA Cup rights will still be bundled with the Serie A rights, though World Soccer Talk did presume that was still the case.