Quote of the Day

"The question now is the same you would have asked Roger Ailes when he started Fox News: how do you deal with the 800-pound CNN elephant in the room, and with MSNBC? You don’t worry about anybody else apart from yourself or whether you’re going to fail. "
-– Fox Senior Exec VP David Hill, on FS1 challenging ESPN. (N.Y. TIMES, 8/16)
Friday August 16, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 239 Print This Issue

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  • Entering The Fray

    Hill said FS1 can not be worried about failure as it prepares to take on ESPN

    FS1 "appears to be the stiffest competition for ESPN" in recent memory, but the net has a "long way to go to match an empire that is nearly 35 years in the making," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. FS1 debuts Saturday and it "does not have nearly as many events, nor does it have an empire as large or revenue as immense as ESPN’s." But Fox execs are looking "less at the impossible task of knocking out ESPN than at establishing a competitive niche." They "look for inspiration within its own history of industry-altering start-ups: Fox News Channel in 1996." Fox Senior Exec VP David Hill: "The question now is the same you would have asked Roger Ailes when he started Fox News: how do you deal with the 800-pound CNN elephant ...

  • Rain, Rain, Going Away

    The much-discussed roof for Arthur Ashe Stadium should be ready for the '17 U.S. Open.

  • Jersey Score

    New Devils owners win the press conference; Hugh Weber brought aboard biz side.

  • Sibling Rivalry

    What drives the relationship between Jim and Jeanie Buss?

  • Lassoing In Viewers

    NBC hopes the Jason Sudeikis' videos translates to new viewers for its EPL coverage.

  • Buzz On The Street

    New Haven Open's novel approach: sell only 5,500 seats in lower bowl to build energy.

  • You Wanted The Best

    Yes, the band Kiss behind group bringing AFL to Honda Center.

  • Matters Of The Heart

    Whitlock on ESPN move: "I fell in love with John Skipper."

  • Aiming For The Flag

    The U.S. Solheim Cup team uniforms are the product of more than a year of work.

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