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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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FCC Ends Its 40-Year-Old Sports Blackout Rule, Despite Protests From NFL, NFLPA

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 30 / 14

Related stories : Lawmakers Introduce Bill That Would Put An End To Sports Blackouts FCC Votes In Favor Of Proposal To End Blackouts; NFL Opposes Change FCC Commissioner Pushing For Vote To Drop Sports Blackout Rule The FCC today at just past 11:00am ET unanimously...

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04/08/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Gives Preliminary Approval In NFL Films Case

A Minnesota District Court judge this morning gave preliminary approval to the $50M settlement of a lawsuit brought more than three years ago by retirees against NFL Films for allegedly using their images without permission. The judge also blasted the original six plaintiffs, including Fred Dryer an ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

04/08/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL seeks dismissal of antitrust suit

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. The NFL asked a federal court last week to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed by cap maker American Needle, more than 12 years after the league signed a licensing contract with Reebok that sparked the claim and three years after a U ...

Tags: Law and Politics

04/08/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NBA eyes Kings financing plans

With the NBA considering two competing bids for the Sacramento Kings, league scrutiny is falling on the financing differences between the investor groups, one of which wants to keep the team in its current home, the other wishing to relocate the franchise to Seattle. The Sacramento group, which i ...

Tags: Franchises

04/08/13
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB will expand loan pool

MLB plans to increase the pool of money that the league lends to its clubs by about half a billion dollars, pushing the total amount to nearly $2 billion. The league expects to complete the financing by the summer, sources said. The move underscores how MLB financially is enjoying a plush pe ...

Tags: Finance

04/01/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Pats go long online

The New England Patriots have been pioneers on the media front. In 1995, they launched their own website and later added their own newspaper, Patriots Football Weekly. So it’s no coincidence that the team is at the forefront of the NFL in providing content on its team site. From video to radio ...

Tags: In-Depth, World Congress of Sports

03/25/13
SportsBusiness Journal: USTA eyes higher Open rights fees

The U.S. Tennis Association is in early talks to renew its broadcast agreement with CBS Sports for the U.S. Open and has communicated that the group expects a hefty increase from the current $20 million annually, sources said. The current deal runs through the 2014 event. The USTA also has indica ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/25/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL changes venture capital fund

Six NFL teams last week voted against the league’s newly announced strategic investment partnership with Providence Equity Partners, multiple football sources said, a rare sign of discord in a league where most initiatives in recent years have passed with only an occasional nay. Washington ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/25/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL to do power study for Super Bowl

The NFL next year, for the first time, will stage a simulation of the electrical power demand of an upcoming Super Bowl, said Frank Supovitz, the league’s senior vice president of events. After this year’s blackout, th ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/21/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Samsung Close To $60M+ NFL Sponsorship

Samsung is close to returning to the NFL as a league sponsor in a deal that would put the manufacturer's brand on NFL coaches' headsets in an agreement worth more than $60M a year. The deal would also pave the way for tablets to appear on NFL sidelines for the first time. Chargers Owner Dean Spanos, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NFL, Samsung

03/21/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Samsung, NFL In Talks On Mega-Deal

Samsung is close to returning to the NFL as a league sponsor in a deal that would put the manufacturer's brand on NFL coaches' headsets in an agreement worth more than $60M a year. The deal would also pave the way for tablets to appear on NFL sidelines. Chargers Owner Dean Spanos , who chairs th ...

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