The NFL Network is the NFL’s biggest pay-per-view partner and, as the league expands into new markets, the network is increasingly competing with the likes of ESPN and Fox Sports for eyeballs.
The top 10 media companies are:ESPN: $1.6 billion per year in revenue, up from $939 million in 2016.
Fox Sports: $919 million per year, up 28% from $849 million in the same period last year.
Fox News: $850 million per month, up 37% from 2016.ESPN+: $764 million per season, up 17% from 2015.
Amazon Prime Video: $564 million, up 36% from 2014.
Disney Channel: $538 million per day, up 24% from 2013.ESPN2: $517 million per week, up 9% from last yearThe networks also rank high in total subscribers and total ad revenue.
The NFL Network now has more than 1.8 billion monthly viewers and has a total ad spend of more than $1 billion.
ESPN and the NFL have been able to compete for viewers in different markets by building exclusive programming.
ESPN has become the most-watched sports network in the United States and ESPN+ has become a key part of ESPN’s ad revenue strategy.
The network also ranks highly in total viewers and total advertisers, according to Nielsen, which released its second quarter financials on Wednesday.
ESPN2 and ESPNU are also among the top three cable networks.