NBC, ESPN, Fox Expected To Bid On EPL Mortensen Cancels Appearance On WEEI Blackhawks Building New Practice Facility New TV Deal Boosts Cardinals Value Over $1.6B Manfred: Court Ruling Won't End MASN Case Dez Bryant Praises Roc Nation's Mentorship Bettman Addresses Expansion, League's Strength Stephen Jones Emerging As Face Of Cowboys Bears Change Training Camp Media Policies Gold Cup Final Popular On Univision
SBD/Issue 57/Sports Media
Published December 4, 2006
NOTES: In N.Y., Larry Brooks reported NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and NHL Enterprises President Ed Horne each indicated that ESPN has “refused to accept commercial advertising from the league” (N.Y. POST, 12/4)....The Score has reached a multi-year deal in Canada, “believed to be five years, with the Premier League for the weekend package of games.” The deal “is believed to be worth about” C$12M. Rogers Sportsnet had owned Premier League rights in the country for eight years (GLOBE & MAIL, 12/2)....NBC’s “Friday Night Lights,” now airing Tuesday’s at 8:00pm ET, will move to the same time slot on Wednesday’s beginning January 10. NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly: “We’re very passionate in our belief in ‘Friday Night Lights’” (L.A. TIMES, 12/3).