Four Big Tech Companies Bidding For NFL's "TNF" Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger Extends Contract ESPN Films Promotes Geist, Inks Edelman Deal CBS/Turner Sweet 16 Overnights Up AT&T, DOJ Settle SportsNet LA Collusion Lawsuit WBC Final Delivers Big For MLB Network Media Notes NFL Working To Reduce Number Of TV Breaks NASL S.F. Deltas To Live Stream Games On Twitter Soccer Pub Copa90 Getting Assist From Turner
SBD/Issue 169/Sports Media
Published May 25, 2007
ESPN was the only multiple winner at the 12th annual Eppy Awards, given by Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek for the best media Web sites, claiming top spots in the sports and TV categories (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 5/25).
MUSCLE SPASMS: In N.Y., Keith Kelly notes the cover of the June/July issue of Men’s Fitness where ATPer Andy Roddick’s head “was attached to the body of a bulked up male model may be triggering some ... defections from staffers who object to the doctoring.” Neal Boulton, who was Editor-in-Chief at the time and approved the cover, resigned for personal reasons about a week ago and was replaced by Roy Johnson. A source said that design consultant Mary Anne Butler “resigned after objecting to the practice and staff design director John Gilman is said to be on the brink of resigning” (N.Y. POST, 5/25).
NOTES: The Big Ten Network’s first on-air hire is ESPN’s Dave Revsine, who will be the lead studio host and do some basketball play-by-play (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 5/25)....Golf Channel and Cablevision have agreed to make the network available to the MSO’s more than 2 million iO digital subscribers. The deal makes Golf Channel at least a basic digital offering on every major cable system nationwide (Golf Channel).