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SportsBusiness Daily Seeks Entry-Level Staff Writer

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

SportsBusiness Daily is seeking an entry-level Staff Writer at our Charlotte, N.C., headquarters. Qualified candidates will have excellent knowledge of sports and business issues, with equally strong writing and verbal skills. Must also have a solid work ethic and thrive in a team environment. Stron...

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SEC Net Airs First Games Without Issues

The SEC Network "couldn’t have had a more auspicious debut" than Thursday night's telecast of the season-opening Texas A&M-South Carolina game, according to Cecil Hurt of the TUSCALOOSA NEWS. The crowd-noise lead-in "was perfect, far better than bombast from the booth would have been." The ...

Tags: SEC, ESPN, Media

08/29/14
Sportsnet Announces NHL Broadcast Talent

Rogers Communications yesterday announced its "45-person team for Sportsnet's NHL coverage in the network's first season with exclusive Canadian national television rights," according to the CP. Many of the "new additions come from CBC, including analysts Glenn Healy, Kelly Hrudey, Craig Simpson, P. ...

Tags: Media, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Comcast SportsNet, NHL, Rogers Sportsnet, Calgary Flames

08/29/14
Final Ratings

The Little League World Series averaged 1.72 million viewers on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, the most-watched tournament ever and a 71% increase from last year. The event also earned a 1.1 final rating, up 57% from last year and the highest since ’02. ABC averaged a 2.7 rating and 4.16 million viewers ...

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08/28/14
Fisher Angry Over ESPN's Sam Report

Rams coach Jeff Fisher "remains angry over a report Tuesday by ESPN’s Josina Anderson that dealt in part with the 'showering habits'" of DE Michael Sam, according to Jim Thomas of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Fisher following practice yesterday said, "I'm extremely disappointed in her pie ...

Tags: St. Louis Rams, NFL, ESPN, Media

08/27/14
CBS Sports Unveils All-Female Talk Show

CBS Sports yesterday revealed "We Need To Talk" as the name of its new all-female weekly sports talk show. The hour-long show, set to debut Sept. 30 on CBS Sports Network, will feature a core group of CBS personalities in addition to a group of rotating panelists from across the sports and media spe ...

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08/27/14
CBS Sports Network Debuts CFB Marketing Effort

CBS Sports Network has rolled out a marketing campaign around its college football schedule with the tag line "Our House. Your Home" that has TV, online and social media elements. CBS Sports produced the spots in-house, in conjunction with Lussier Productions. The spots use talent from the chan ...

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08/27/14
Chargers Suspend Radio Announcer Bauer

Chargers radio color commentator Hank Bauer will not be part of the broadcast for the team's final preseason game Thursday night after he "offended some listeners Sunday telling an anti-Semitic joke," according to Matthew Hall of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The move stems from a conversat ...

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08/27/14
Mayor Seeks FCC Review Of SportsNet LA Impasse

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti is "asking federal regulators to examine the stalemate between Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV operators that's prevented much of the region from watching Dodgers baseball this season," according to Meg James of the L.A. TIMES. Garcetti's request came late Monday in ...

Tags: Media, Time Warner Cable, Comcast Corp., Los Angeles Dodgers

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Media Notes

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08/26/14
Amazon Acquires Twitch For Nearly $1B

As videogames "become a spectator sport, Amazon just bought the world's largest arena" in the industry with its acquisition of Twitch Interactive, a "popular Internet video channel for broadcasting, and watching, people play videogames," according to MacMillan & Bensinger of the WALL STREET JOUR ...

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