ESPN Gets NFL Playoff Game For First Time NBC Has Best Full Season Of NHL Games Sager Calls Popovich's Comments "Uplifting" Pistons Moving Radio Broadcasts To FM Jim Crane Hopes For Quick CSN Houston Resolution ESPN Launching New SEC Network Campaign App Review: USGA’s Rules of Golf Boston TV Nets Approach Marathon Differently TNT Flat, ESPN/ABC Down For NBA Openers Popovich Praised For Message To Turner's Sager
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/October 27, 2011/Media
Wimbledon To Remain On The BBC In U.K. Through '17 As Part Of Rights Extension
Published October 27, 2011
CLEAR SKY: In London, Charles Sale reports "strong fears that Sky Sports were having second thoughts about spending [US$312.3M] on Football League rights have finally been allayed by the signing of the contract six months after the deal was struck." The price is US$36.8M-per-year "less than the current Sky contract." But the "lack of competition -- with neither the BBC nor ESPN bidding -- meant Sky could have picked up the content for considerably less and that has caused angst at their Isleworth headquarters" (London DAILY MAIL, 10/27).