After the exit of longtime company veteran Rita Tuzon, Fox Corp. has expanded the purview of Claudia Teran, giving her the new title of EVP and Corporate General Counsel.
Reporting to Chief Legal and Policy Officer Viet Dinh in her new role, will also continue to serve as Fox Sports General Counsel. In her sports role, Teran has played a key part in rights negotiations over the years, including major deals for NFL Thursday Night Football, Major League Baseball and the FIFA World Cup for both men and women.
Teran will now also supervise business and legal affairs for Fox entertainment assets, as well as corporate legal areas such as acquisitions, content distribution, digital, privacy, advertising, and music rights.
“Claudia is a whip-smart attorney and proven leader,” Dinh said. “Her success overseeing business and legal affairs for multiple divisions of the company and proven leadership as Fox Sports General Counsel provide a solid foundation as she significantly expands her role and responsibilities.”
Teran pronounced herself “delighted to assume this new position at such a pivotal time for the company. It is a privilege to lead such a talented and dedicated business and legal affairs team as we build and grow this exciting new iteration of Fox.”
Teran, who was a corporate transactional attorney prior to joining Fox, earned her bachelor’s degree from Cal-Berkeley and a law degree from NYU.
Tuzon’s departure from Fox after a 22-year run was announced Wednesday. The company embarked on its new, streamlined chapter in March after the close of the $71.3 billion deal that saw two-thirds of its former asset portfolio acquired by Disney
Presumably, most sports fans want to watch both live sports and sports-related programs. However, we restricted this roundup to those services that include at least some regularly scheduled live sports streaming. After all, there’s no point of cutting the cord if you can’t watch your favorite teams live. Sports commentary and shows about sports certainly add value, but they don’t alone qualify a service as a sports streaming service.
For those reasons, HBO Now does not make the list, despite its historical association with boxing and current high-quality sports shows, such as Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Hard Knocks, and Ballers. Starz also does not qualify, as it requires you to pay extra to watch its live streaming MMA content. Amazon Prime Video, on the other hand, will stream NFL games on Thursday nights for the 2019-2020 season and offers add-ons for watching live sports (MLB.TV, NBA League Pass, and PGA Tour Live), so it makes the cut. CBS All Access is a similar story; the main appeal of the service is its catalog of shows and original series, but a subscription includes access to national CBS streams, which often feature primetime sports coverage. For example, CBS broadcasts NFL games, PGA Tour events, and NCAA basketball matchups.
More Than Sports
While the focus of this roundup is on sports content, these services do not exist in a bubble. Monthly subscription costs can add up, and there’s a good chance that not everyone in your household wants to watch sports exclusively. Many of these options cost upwards of $40 per month, depending on the package you choose, while add-ons can easily push that monthly price even higher.
Therefore, you should consider whether the service offers value for anyone else in your household. Most of the best sports streaming services are also some of the best for general audiences, with good lineups of news and entertainment programming.
That said, some video streaming services, such as ESPN+ and DAZN (which we’ll be reviewing soon), only offer sports content. As mentioned, CBS All Access or Amazon Prime Video, which are primarily on-demand services, offer a wide range of shows and movies to stream in addition to their live sports content. Hulu + Live TV also gives users access to a vast library of TV series and films, though you can subscribe to Hulu + Live TV on its own.