Desser Sports Media, Inc.

Sports Media Specialists: Leveling The Playing Field

Founded in 2005, Desser Sports Media, Inc. advises premiere sports and media organizations on some of the most important parts of their business: Media Rights, M&A, Litigation/Arbitration, and Business Development.

A primary focus for DSM is media rights transactions, which are highly technical, infrequently negotiated, and ultimately hugely important to a team’s or league’s bottom line and brand.  Teams and leagues contend with the savvy of Fortune 500 media companies that routinely acquire rights, have dedicated specialized staff, and have developed myriad of defenses to thwart owners from achieving fair value.  

We have specific and unique experience in this area, which permits us to “level the playing field.” Our clients get the benefit of our collective 100+ years of sports and media experience, our extensive relationships, our deep understanding of the operations and perspectives of networks, distributors, teams and leagues, plus our up to the minute knowledge of the sports media marketplace. 

We provide this range of services to the full spectrum of sports media participants ranging from content owners to networks/intermediaries, and distributors/retailers.  We are independent and we supply comprehensive and detailed analysis, advice and negotiation services, as well as dispute resolution support. 

We encourage you to explore this site, to learn more about our services and approach, and contact us to determine if we can be of assistance.  

Client List

LEAGUES/CONFERENCES/ASSOCIATIONS/NATIONAL EVENTS

  • Arena Football League
  • California Interscholastic Federation
  • Canadian Football League
  • Major League Baseball
  • Major League Soccer
  • National Basketball Association
  • National Football League 
  • National Hot Rod Association
  • PGA Tour
  • Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
  • The Jockey Club
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • United Football League
  • US Pro Cycling Challenge
  • Western Collegiate Hockey Association

TEAMS/LOCAL RIGHTS/VALUATIONS/NEGOTIATIONS

NBA

  • Atlanta Hawks 
  • Brooklyn/New Jersey Nets
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Houston Rockets
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Miami Heat
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Portland Trailblazers
  • Sacramento Kings
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Seattle Sonics
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Utah Jazz

NHL

  • Atlanta Thrashers
  • Dallas Stars
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Toronto Maple Leafs

MLB

  • Atlanta Braves
  • Houston Astros
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Washington Nationals

MLS

  • Chivas USA
  • LA Galaxy
  • Seattle Sounders
  • Toronto FC

LITIGATION/ARBITRATION/MEDIATION

  • DIRECTV
  • Fox Sports vs. LA Dodgers
  • Jenkins et., al. vs. NCAA, Big 10, Big 12, ACC, SEC, Pac 12
  • Joint Sports (NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, NHL) vs. MPAA et., al.
  • Major League Baseball vs. LA Dodgers
  • Miami Heat vs. Clear Channel
  • National Basketball Association
  • NBCUniversal
  • New Jersey Nets
  • O'Bannon et., al. vs. NCAA
  • Portland Trailblazers
  • Sacramento Kings
  • TELUS

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

  • Chicago Cubs/Paragon Capital 
  • Coleman Research
  • Dallas Stars
  • Gerson Lehman Group
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Guidepoint Global
  • Houston Astros
  • Los Angeles Dodgers/Caruso Affiliated/Joe Torre
  • Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment Ltd.
  • Sacramento Kings/Seattle Sonics/ Valiant Capital Management
  • Sterling Investment Partners
  • Washington Nationals
  • Weather Channel/NBC 

 MEDIA/ENTERTAINMENT/TECHNOLOGY

  • Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG)
  • CineSport, LLC
  • DirecTV
  • GOL TV Canada
  • Hughes Television Network (HTN)
  • Kilmer Van Nostrand, Ltd.
  • Leafs TV
  • Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • NBA TV Canada
  • Qualcomm, Inc.
  • Rogers Communications
  • TELUS
  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Tribune Company 
  • Videotron

COUNTER PARTIES

  • A.C. Nielsen
  • AT&T
  • Bell
  • CBS
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Citadel
  • Clear Channel
  • Comcast
  • ESPN
  • Fox Sports
  • GAC
  • Guggenheim Partners/L.A. Dodgers
  • KDOC
  • KSPN
  • KWHY
  • KWKW
  • KXTV
  • Liberty Sports
  • NBC
  • Rogers Sports Net
  • Skyview
  • The Score
  • Time Warner Cable
  • TSN
  • YES

 

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