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SBD/Issue 57/Sports Media
Published December 4, 2003
Cablevision and YES Network have selected retired federal judge Stanley Sporkin, who "specializes in [SEC] matters, corporate governance and litigation," and retired Time Warner exec Richard Aurelio, who founded NY1 News, N.Y.'s 24-hour news channel, as arbitrators in their carriage dispute. The two sides "still have to determine a third arbitrator to complete the panel." Sporkin: "These are private proceedings. Like a court trial, there will be discovery and hearings. It probably will be quick" (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 12/4)....Speed Channel, which has added more than 4.7 million HHs in the past 12 months, has surpassed the 60 million Nielsen HH mark for the first time in its nine-year history. Since being acquired by Fox Cable Networks in July '01, Speed has added 19 million HHs (Speed Channel) NFL Network has developed a call-in number for fans. Every Sunday from 1:00pm-1:00am ET, fans can call 1-866-NFL-VENT to leave a message on the "NFL Total Access" Vent Line. The best messages of the week will be featured on "NFL Total Access" (NFL Network)....The Mavericks and ESPN Radio's KESN-FM extended their broadcast agreement through '05-06 (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 12/4).