2022- teams pay for some local broadcast production costs (mainly teams in smaller markets and those not getting any rights fees) - let’s say 60% of teams have to pay their own and get no rights fees. Teams do not (thru the league) pay for any production costs for games on ESPN, Fox/FS1 or UniMas (100 games total of about 500). 2023 - teams (thru the league) now pay for production costs for every game. Zero local rights fees anywhere. And I suspect it may be more expensive per game production costs since they can’t skimp as much on # of cameras, etc for Apple as they did with some Ballys channels. Which is why there was so much speculation on MLS doing remote announcing and production to save money. even back of the envelope this is a big net figure swing. Which is why there was so much speculation on MLS doing remote announcing and production to save money. It’s ignored by most of the fan boys though.