By Sam Machkovech BySam MachkovovechESPN staff writerThe sportswriters for ESPN have been paid more for their content than anyone else.
And in the last few years, they’ve been paid a lot more than anyone before.
The latest figures from Sports Media Watch, a nonprofit that tracks sports pay and media content, show that ESPN’s revenue from its rights for the Summer Games has grown from $11.7 million in 2010 to $17.6 million in 2017.
That’s an increase of 1.2% year-over-year.
The data also shows that ESPN is making more money from its Olympics coverage.
In 2016, ESPN generated revenue of $11 million from its exclusive rights for all 30 Olympic sports, up from $10 million in 2015.
In 2017, ESPN earned $17 million from the rights for its exclusive Olympics coverage, up more than 50% from $9 million in 2016.
ESPN’s revenues from its Olympic rights in 2018 and 2019 were more than double those in 2016, but not nearly as high as the $25 million it earned in 2016 from the same sports.
The biggest gainer for ESPN this year is the rights to the 2018 and 2022 Summer Games.
ESPN is paying $13 million for those rights.
ESPN paid $5 million in 2018 for the rights, which include coverage of the Games, the 2018 Ryder Cup and the World Cup.
That money comes from the sale of rights to all the events in 2024, 2024 Baku, and 2024 Beijing, which are scheduled to be held in those cities.
In 2021, ESPN paid more than $9.6 billion to sell the rights.
That was an increase from $7.6 in 2020, when ESPN paid about $4 billion.
ESPN made a big profit from the Olympic rights last year, with a $1.9 billion profit.ESPN has been profitable since 2009, when the company was bought by Disney for $4.4 billion, and the Olympics have been profitable for more than two decades.
The Summer Games are the most lucrative part of ESPN’s business, and it’s still making a profit from those rights this year.
ESPN said in a statement it’s been profitable in every year since 2009.
“We’re thrilled with the way the Olympics are going, and we’re grateful for the investment we’ve made to the game in the United States and around the world,” ESPN Chief Operating Officer David Epstein said.
We’re excited about the future, and are confident that we’ll continue to deliver the kind of coverage fans expect and want.”
In addition to the unprecedented growth we’ve seen in our coverage in 2018, we’re confident that the Summer Olympics and all future events will be equally important to our fans and advertisers.
We’re excited about the future, and are confident that we’ll continue to deliver the kind of coverage fans expect and want.