Quote of the Day

"I can say with the utmost confidence this team is here for the long haul."
-- Stars interim President Tony Tavares, on the team's future in Dallas amid its uncertain ownership situation. (BIZJOURNALS.com, 1/18)
Wednesday January 19, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 88 Print This Issue

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  • Texas Leaguer

    New Longhorn Network provides added exposure to sports like baseball

    The Univ. of Texas today will announce a 20-year, $300M deal with ESPN to create the Longhorn Network, the first-of-its-kind channel to broadcast live UT athletic events, shoulder programming and non-sports university content. The Longhorn Network will launch in the fall and will be owned by ESPN, which will pay the school a rights fee that averages $15M a year, sources said. In addition, ESPN has committed close to $400M in production value to the channel over the 20-year term. IMG College, the Longhorns’ multimedia rights holder, negotiated the deal with UT. All three parties -- UT, ESPN and IMG -- signed the contract, sources said, because some of the rights had to be sublicensed from IMG, while other rights came directly from the univer ...

  • Time Is Of The Essence

    NFL brass, team execs voice frustration over CBA talks.

  • Walking The Plank

    Buccaneers lower prices for thousands of tickets to combat TV blackouts.

  • Wish Upon A Star

    Stars' lenders turn to Tony Tavares for help running the team, finding a new owner.

  • To Tell The Truth

    Crosby calls report of frustration with NHL affecting All-Star appearance "not even close."

  • There's No Hope

    PGA Tour kicks off domestic schedule without top names.

  • A Cut Above The Rest

    Venus Williams again turns heads with wardrobe choices at Aussie Open.

  • Put Your Money ...

    Li Ning plans $10M investment to help U.S. growth.

  • ... Where Your Mouth Is

    Bowlen apologizes to Broncos fans for '10, vows changes.

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