Netflix Inc. is thinking of getting into the game of offering live sports, much as its rivals Walt Disney Co. , Apple Inc. , Amazon.com Inc. and Comcast Corp. do, according to a Wall Street Journal report Tuesday. The video-streaming company, which spends billions of dollars annually on movies and shows, recently bid for streaming rights for the ATP tennis tour for some European countries, including France and the U.K., but dropped out, one of the people said. Netflix has also mulled bidding for U.K. rights to the Women's Tennis Association and cycling competitions, the WSJ reported. Netflix, which has looked to bolster revenue through an advertising-supported platform and a crackdown on shared accounts, declined comment. Disney owns ESPN. Apple TV+ has a deal with Major League Baseball for Friday night games; Amazon Prime carries the NFL on Thursday nights. Comcast owns NBC Sports.
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