SBD/July 15, 2014/Media
Published July 15, 2014
THE END IS NEAR: In N.Y., Bob Raissman writes the second half of the Yankees' season is "all about" SS Derek Jeter. He is the "only marketable commodity" the Yankees and the YES network "may have left to sell." Jeter, who is retiring at the end of the year, is all the franchise has "left to sell tickets and lure eyeballs to YES telecasts." Raissman: "It's going to be a hard sell." His ability to "play out the season as the Yankees ticket and TV magnet cannot and should not be cavalierly dismissed" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 7/15).
FOX TROT: In L.A., Joe Flint notes the Fox Television Group will now report to Fox Networks Group Chair & CEO Peter Rice. He “already was over Fox Broadcasting’s and 21st Century Fox’s vast array of cable networks including FX and Fox Sports 1,” and now “has control of all the TV operations with the exception of the Fox News unit and the local TV stations” (L.A. TIMES, 7/15).