Ben Strauss of The Washington Post reported that Fox was set to only have a limited in-country presence in Qatar until a Qatar Airways sponsorship. Fox disputes Strauss' report when it comes to the detail of comped flights.
With the World Series taking today off, we focus on the NFL which has a London game streaming on ESPN+, a Fox doubleheader including three games in the late window plus Sunday Night Football in Western New York
In-person attendance was an issue for the USFL, and some of that was about playing in one city. Playing in two to four cities may help a bit, but means the league still won't play in all of its "local markets."
The Athletic projects MLS' total media revenues (including sublicensing) to approach $300 million a year, but production costs to approach $60 million a year, maybe more with start-up costs in the first couple of years. Still, that's a large boost over what the league was making.