World Soccer Talk’s Christopher Harris reported the same figures on Friday, describing the bidding process “very competitive.”
While there are conflicting reports as to whether ESPN made a bid (Ourand’s sources said no, while Harris’s said yes), both reports said Fox Sports, which currently pays around $50 million per year for both the English- and Spanish-language rights made a bid, but fell short.
Ourand adds NBC, as well as BAMTech, the technology company spun off from MLB Advanced Media, also submitted bids.
No company would go on record to discuss the bidding process.
Turner Sports, Univision and UEFA also did not offer any comment on Friday.