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ESPN To Broadcast NFL Wild Card Playoff Game, NBC Gets Divisional Round Matchup

04 / 22 / 14

ESPN will carry an NFL Wild Card playoff game this season, marking the first time an NFL postseason game will move off broadcast TV. ESPN has committed to pay $100M per season to carry the game, sources said. ESPN says the NFL exercised an option to move one Wild Card game to cable starting this sea...

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03/21/14
People & Personalities

The AP's Ronald Blum reported announcer Jon Champion "has been hired by ESPN for its World Cup coverage," making him the "fifth British play-by-play commentator among the six for its telecasts from Brazil." Champion broadcast the EPL’s Saturday afternoon matches for ESPN UK from '09-13 an ...

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03/21/14
Final Ratings

FS1 averaged 702,000 viewers for last Saturday's Providence-Creighton Big East Championship game, the net’s most-watched college basketball game. Prior to the Big East’s restructuring this season, ESPN averaged 3.4 million viewers for last year’s Louisville-Syracuse championship ga ...

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03/20/14
World Congress Panel Discusses Rights Fees

In the never-ending debate over whether sports broadcast rights have peaked, rightsholders remain bullish that their TV revenue will continue to rise. During the opening panel of the '14 World Congress of Sports, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment President & CEO Tim Leiweke noted cable ...

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03/20/14
Media Notes

SPORTING NEWS' Bob Pockrass noted Fox Sports "didn’t break any agreements with NASCAR" in moving the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol to FS1 Sunday night. NASCAR said that once the race went past 7:00pm ET, Fox "had the option of moving the remainder of the event" to FS1 ...

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03/19/14
Source: Jaguars Set To Land New Radio Partners

The Jaguars "are dropping their affiliation" with WOKV-AM and "will sign a multiyear deal to have all their games broadcast" on WJXL-AM and WGNE-FM, according to a source cited by Jeff Elliott of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. This would mark the "first change in radio coverage of Jaguars games since the ...

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03/19/14
Ombudsman Examines Controversial Stories

ESPN Ombudsman Robert Lipsyte in his most recent column addressed four "shove-in-the-face buzzkills that are currently dampening the pure pleasure of the sports fan experience" and asked what ESPN's "role and responsiblity" should be in handling such controversial material. Lipsyte: "Should ESPN be ...

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03/19/14
McEnroe Interested In Sports Talk Radio Show

John McEnroe last month agreed to expand his on-air role at ESPN, and the tennis great said he would be interested in pursuing sports radio in a greater capacity going forward. “There’s a looseness to radio that I like,” McEnroe said last week prior to the Powershares Series Champi ...

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03/19/14
USA Today Sports, NeuLion Reach Partnership

USA Today Sports Media Group has struck a strategic partnership with NeuLion to bring NeuLion's battery of licensed content under the USA Today Sports Media Group's digital umbrella, as well as create new material that will be distributed by both outfits. Per the deal, NeuLion will become an affilia ...

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03/18/14
Nate Silver Relaunches FiveThirtyEight Blog

ESPN's Nate Silver yesterday relaunched his FiveThirtyEight website and it appears the "new data journalism bastion is going to be an eclectic mix," according to Rem Rieder of USA TODAY. It is "no shock that on [the] site's opening day, at least, there was plenty of politics and sports in the stew." ...

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03/18/14
ESPN Sets College Basketball Viewership Mark

ESPN had a third straight season of record-setting viewership for its men’s college basketball telecasts. ESPN averaged 1.45 million viewers during the ’13-14 season, up 6% from 1.37 million viewers last season and up 7% from 1.35 million viewers in ’11-12. Louisville was the top- ...

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