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SBD/October 4, 2012/Media
Published October 4, 2012
NET GAINS: Al Jazeera's U.S.-based network beIN Sport Managing Dir Yousef Al Obaidly on Tuesday said that the network "expects to add a fourth big distributor soon." Al Obaidly: "There is an operator that will be signing beIN Sport soon." However, Al Obaidly "would not name the distributor, saying the negotiations were confidential" (MULTICHANNEL.com, 10/3).
BEHIND THE CURTAIN: CBS Sports Radio Network's Doug Gottlieb yesterday said of his previous position as an ESPN Radio host, "I was told specifically, ‘You can’t talk enough [Jets QB Tim] Tebow.’ So I would jokingly throw it into a segment.” Gottlieb said he “wants Tebow to play" in next week's Texans-Jets game on ESPN's "MNF." Syndicated radio host Dan Patrick replied, “And so does ESPN.” Patrick asked, “Is ESPN creating news or are they covering news?” Gottlieb: “Both” (“The Dan Patrick Show,” 10/3).