U.S. Open The Latest Property To Go To Cable ESPN Hosted Brainstorming Event TNT Draws High Marks For Pacers-Knicks Ratings Notes Media Notes ESPN, USTA Finalize 11-Year Deal For U.S. Open NBC Already 75% Sold Out For Sochi Games NHL Makes Yankee Stadium Games Official Root Sports To Carry MWC Football, Hoops Pepper Returns To TV With ESPN
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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).