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Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Redistributive TV Service Aereo

04 / 22 / 14

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the Aereo case this morning and is expected to hand down a decision within months. Aereo uses antennas to redistribute broadcast signals via the Internet for a small monthly fee. Because Aereo does not pay retransmission consent fees, broadcasters (ABC, CBS,...

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05/01/12
NBC Takes Home Nine Sports Emmy Awards

NBC walked away with nine Sports Emmy awards last night, the most by any network. NBC won big for its NFL coverage, which took home honors in six categories: Live Sports Series, Playoff Coverage, Sports Event Analyst (Cris Collinsworth), Studio Host (Bob Costas), Sports Reporter (Mich ...

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05/01/12
NBC Takes Home Nine Sports Emmys

NBC walked away with nine Sports Emmy awards last night, the most by any network. The net won big with its NFL coverage, which took home honors in six categories: Live Sports Series, Playoff Coverage, Sports Event Analyst ( Cris Collinsworth ), Studio Host ( Bob Costas ), Sports Reporter ( Michele T ...

04/26/12
Fox Soccer To Air Series On Liverpool

Fox Soccer today announced plans for a six-episode "24/7"-style documentary series about EPL club Liverpool titled "Our Liverpool: Never Walk Alone." The series is scheduled to air in the fall. Cameras will follow the team from its May 5 FA Cup match against Chelsea through its July exhibition ...

04/25/12
NBC Sports Net Renews "NFL Turning Point"

NBC Sports Network renewed its "NFL Turning Point" series for another three seasons. The NFL Films-produced show will air during the '12, '13 and '14 NFL seasons on Wednesday nights at 10:00pm ET. As part of the new deal, NBC Sports Network will telecast 22 episodes of the 60-minute show, takin ...

Tags: Media, NFL, NBC

04/24/12
TWC Responds To Fox On FS San Diego

Time Warner Cable rebuffed Fox' contention that it had stopped negotiating for carriage of FS San Diego, saying that it is working on a response to a proposal that it received today. "Many emails, phone conversations and other exchanges have occurred as we work together to reach agreement," TWC said ...

04/19/12
EPL Season's Final Day Games To Air Live In U.S.

Fox Sports is set to ramp up attention around EPL Relegation Sunday, the league's final day of the season, and today announced plans for coverage of nine games under the "Survival Sunday" banner. All 10 EPL matches will be carried live in the U.S. on May 13 at 10:00am ET, the final day of the league ...

Tags: Media, English Premier League

04/19/12
All May 13 EPL Matches Will Be On U.S. TV

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04/18/12
Fanatics Hires Jamie Davis As President

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04/10/12
MLB Net Launching Strike Zone Channel Tonight

MLB is launching a new cable channel tonight at 7:00pm ET called MLB Network Strike Zone, which is patterned after the NFL's successful NFL RedZone Channel. The channel already has signed affiliate deals with Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, DirecTV and Dish Network. The channel will operat ...

04/06/12
Olbermann, Patrick Reminisce About ESPN

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