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Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin Criticize NFL's Media, Sponsor Policies In Skit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 26 / 14

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman "took issue with several NFL policies" during his weekly media availability Tuesday, including the league's sponsorship stance and its "decision last week to fine teammate Marshawn Lynch $100,000" for not talking to the press, according to Bob Condotta of ...

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10/31/14
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In St. Paul, Andy Greder notes Dish Network and FS North have "failed to reach an agreement to provide 35 Wolves games this season," both Wednesday night's season opener and Thursday's home opener. Dish Network in a statement said that Fox "is requiring additional fees for carriage" of many of the T ...

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10/30/14
World Series Game 7 Draws 15.2 Overnight

Fox drew a 15.2 overnight rating for the Giants' 3-2 win over the Royals in Game 7 of the World Series, down 8% from a 16.2 overnight in '11 for Cardinals-Rangers Game 7, which aired on a Friday night. The game led Fox to an easy win among all nets in primetime and projects to be the net's best non- ...

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10/30/14
NBC Sports Extends Breeders' Cup Deal

NBC Sports Group today announced that it is "extending its Breeders’ Cup contract for 10 years, ensuring that the races will stay on NBC and NBCSN" through '25, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. NBC "is not paying the Breeders’ Cup for the rights; instead, each side will k ...

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10/30/14
WWE Net Scraps Six-Month Commitment

WWE this morning said it gained 31,000 subscribers to its over-the-top WWE Network during its most recent fiscal quarter, marking just a 4% net growth to 731,000 total subscribers. The figure involved a high rate of churn, requiring 286,000 gross subscriber additions to achieve that final net growth ...

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10/30/14
Media Notes

The Cavaliers yesterday launched an upgraded app ahead of tonight's home opener against the Knicks. Fans who currently use the app will receive an update pushed directly to their device to download the latest version. Developed by YinzCam, the app will allow fans to watch instant video replays ...

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10/29/14
Fox Set Up For Big Game 7 Rating

Fox earned an 8.9 overnight rating for the Royals’ 10-0 win over the Giants in World Series Game 6 last night. The Royals’ win pushes the World Series to a Game 7 and all but guarantees that this year’s Fall Classic will not be the lowest rated on record. Last night’s game is ...

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10/29/14
CBC Inks Canadian Rights For '18, '20 Games

The CBC "has managed to land the Canadian broadcast rights" to the '18 Pyeongchang Games and the '20 Tokyo Games, according to David Shoalts of the GLOBE & MAIL. While the CBC will show "the bulk of the most popular events," Rogers Communications and Bell Media, the parent company of CTV, "will ...

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10/29/14
D-Backs Close To New Local TV Deal

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10/29/14
Sky Invests $7M In Whistle Sports

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10/28/14
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ESPN drew a 12.1 overnight rating for the Redskins' 20-17 OT win over the Cowboys last night from 8:15-11:45pm ET, marking the best "MNF" overnight since the '10 season. Redskins-Cowboys drew the same figure as Saints-Falcons from Dec. 27, 2010, but was just short of the 12.3 overnight earned by Gia ...

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