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Time Warner Cable To Carry SEC Network As Of Aug. 14 Launch

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 14

Time Warner Cable, the country's second biggest cable operator, has agreed to carry SEC Network as of its Aug. 14 launch. Bright House Networks also will carry the channel, bringing its distribution footprint up to 60 million homes. The deals leave DirecTV, Charter and Verizon as the only big SEC-ar...

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Redskins' Controversy Poses Unique Issue

The Redskins' name controversy is a hot topic for all media members. With several news outlets deciding in the last year not to use the nickname and refer to the team solely as "Washington," SI.com's Richard Deitsch conducted a roundtable on the comfort level reporters have with using the Red ...

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Golf World To Be Digital-Only Publication

Conde Nast yesterday said that its Golf World magazine "is closing its print edition and shifting entirely to digital media, where it will be part of the Golf Digest website," according to Michael Sebastian of AD AGE. A magazine spokesperson said that nearly 10 employees "were laid off as a result o ...

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WEEI Host Won't Be Disciplined For Remarks

Boston-based WEEI-FM "Dennis & Callahan" co-host Kirk Minihane will "not be suspended" in the wake of additional critical on-air comments made yesterday about Fox Sports' Erin Andrews, according to Gary Dzen of the BOSTON GLOBE. Minihane’s "most recent comments on Andrews came during a seg ...

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In Houston, David Barron reports Astros Owner Jim Crane on Tuesday won a battle in his lawsuit against Comcast, NBCUniversal and former Astros Owner Drayton McLane, as the case was "returned to state district court." U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur in his 11-page opinion wrote the factors favorin ...

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NBC Sports Releases '14-15 NHL Schedule

NBC Sports Group yesterday unveiled its TV plans for the '14-15 NHL season, with 14 regular-season games to air on the broadcast network and 89 to be carried on NBCSN. The season begins with an Oct. 8 opening-night doubleheader on NBCSN, starting with "Wednesday Night Rivalry" coverage of Flyers-Bru ...

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ESPN Airing Special On Seahawks Training Camp

ESPN cameras will focus on the Seahawks' "hyper-competitive personalities between the lines" during the net's "SportsCenter Special: Seahawks Training Camp," which will air live for nearly two hours next Tuesday, according to Nate Davis of USA TODAY. The new show will coincide with the club's "firs ...

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CFL Could Expand ESPN Deal In U.S.

The CFL would "love to take its new broadcasting agreement with ESPN and turn it into something even bigger down the road," and that is the reason why the league "entered into an exclusive, multi-year deal" with the net in the U.S. last month, according to Kirk Penton of the WINNIPEG SUN. CFL C ...

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ESPN Up For MLB Telecasts At Midpoint

Viewership for ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” and the net's complete package of MLB games was up through the All-Star break, while Fox and MLB Network are down during the same period. “SNB” is building on a 6% viewership increase seen last season. ESPN’s Sunday ...

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ESPN Plans Inspirational Special Olympics Coverage

ESPN will air next summer's Special Olympics, and the network will focus more on "the personal story lines surrounding the inspirational athletes who have intellectual disabilities" than simply "charting the gold medal winners," according to Debbie Emery of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. ESPN President Joh ...

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In L.A., Joe Flint reported Time Warner, in a "move designed to ward off a potential hostile takeover," approved a provision that would "make it difficult for dissident shareholders to force a vote on a sale or attempt a change" in the comapny's BOD. The move "comes in the wake" of Fox' $80B offer ...

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