Sources: Two Issues Remain Before Pistons Move Backlash Continues To Heap On Giants, NFL World Series Game 2 Overnight Best Since '09 Farmers Insurance Leaving Hendrick's NASCAR Ops MLS Sees Gains Across All Network Partners Sanderson Farms Well-Regarded Despite Tough Schedule Developers Exploring Arena Near Scottsdale Adam Silver Talks Jordan's CBA Involvement Facebook Helping Teams Drive Ticket Sales NFL Ad Sales Are Down 14% From Last September
SBD/Issue 90/Sports Media
Published January 27, 2006
IN TUNE: ESPN and ABC Sports will make daily video highlights and Gold Medal runs from Winter X Games 10 available for download on iTunes the day after completion. Archival content from Winter X Games 9 will be available beginning Saturday, as will profiles from the “SportsCentury” series, “This is SportsCenter” commercials and episodes of EOE’s “Streetball” (ESPN).
NEW IDENTITY: In Miami, Barry Jackson notes ABC Sports is dropping its coverage of the NFL, all BCS bowl games except for the Rose Bowl and all but the British Open from its golf coverage after ’06. ESPN/ABC Sports Senior VP/Programming & Acquisitions Len DeLuca said the “identity we’re starting and working on today is based on three pillars” the NBA, college football and NASCAR starting in ’07. DeLuca “confirmed ABC saw more upside in reacquiring NASCAR than continuing to carry the PGA Tour” (MIAMI HERALD, 1/27).