Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC Female Audience Strong For World Cup ESPN Denies Wanting To Dial Down Olbermann IndyCar Gets Best Cable Audience In Years Xfinity Series Audience Lower On Fox Sports U.S.-Germany Sets Fox Soccer Record Media Notes Discovery Looking To Sublicense Olympic Rights Sources: FS1 Cutting Back News Operation ESPN Changes Format For MLB ASG Reveal
SBD/Issue 41/Sports Media
People & Personalities: Olbermann Signs New Deal With MSNBC
Published November 11, 2008
|Olbermann Set To
Earn $7.5M Per Year
YES MAN: On Long Island, Neil Best cites sources as saying that the YES Network will "exercise its right to match an offer from MSG" to continue simulcasting WFAN-AM's Mike Francesa's show. YES' contract to simulcast the show was set to expire at the end of '08, and while no deal has been announced, sources said that it "should happen within a few days" (NEWSDAY, 11/11).
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: ESPN's Kenny Mayne said he has had several teams tell him he could not use their personnel in his "Mayne Event" segment of ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown." Mayne: "There are three places we can’t go: Oakland Raiders, Indianapolis Colts and anywhere Bill Parcells is, even here (at ESPN). ... My argument was I went to those teams on a Wednesday and I was with them for three minutes, five minutes, how ever long it took, and you’re telling me clowning around with me on a Wednesday impacts you on a Sunday? I think you have an organizational problem if you think screwing around with me on a Wednesday hurts you on a Sunday” (“Mike & Mike in the Morning,” ESPN2, 11/10).