ESPN Won't Continue Airing French Open NBCU Marking Year-Out Date From Rio CBS Revives SportsLine With Pay Site UFC Fight Pass Could Tailor Content To Viewers NBC, ESPN, Fox Expected To Bid On EPL Mortensen Cancels Appearance On WEEI New TV Deal Boosts Cardinals Value Over $1.6B Manfred: Court Ruling Won't End MASN Case Bears Change Training Camp Media Policies Gold Cup Final Popular On Univision
SBD/January 9, 2014/Media
Published January 9, 2014
BIRD WORDSMITHS: In Baltimore, Eduardo Encina reported Orioles radio broadcasts will remain on WBAL-AM "for at least the next two seasons." A source said that the team and the station have "finalized a multiyear deal for WBAL to remain the Orioles' radio affiliate." The source added that Joe Angel and Fred Manfra, who "have called Orioles radio broadcasts together" since '04, "will also return." A "previous three-year deal with WBAL expired at the end of this season." Specifics of the new deal "are not known, but it is structured as a revenue-sharing partnership between the two sides" (BALTIMORESUN.com, 1/8).
DRAW, PARTNER: The Cowboys in '13 were featured in five of the top 10 most-watched regular-season NFL games. The NFL's most-viewed regular-season game in '13 was Raiders-Cowboys on Thanksgiving with 31.7 million viewers. The Cowboys, Broncos and Packers appeared in nine of the top 10 most-watched NFL regular-season games, with the outlier being Fox' Seahawks-49ers in the national window on Dec. 8 with 27.7 million viewers (NFL).
GLOBE TROTTER: In Boston, Chris Cassidy notes Red Sox co-Owner John Henry yesterday "told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce he was looking to hire" a COO for the Boston Globe, which he purchased last year. Henry also said that the paper "will soon develop a Globe television network." But Henry was "short on details about other initiatives he has in mind." He "spoke vaguely about finding new ways to recruit sponsors and advertisers for Globe content." Henry added the Globe would be "aggressively relevant" (BOSTON HERALD, 1/9).