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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 30 / 14

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09/03/14
NFL Media Notes

BROADCASTING & CABLE's John Eggerton reported George Washington Univ. professor John Banzhaf has "challenged the license" of Redskins Owner Dan Snyder's ESPN Radio 980 DC over the broadcast of the name "Redskins." Snyder's Red Zebra Broadcasting "owns seven radio stations," and Banzhaf "signaled ...

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09/03/14
Media Notes

SI.com's Richard Deitsch noted ESPN tennis analyst Chris Evert joined the net three years ago "after a decade-long gap between broadcasting assignments, and her work has steadily improved each year she has been on ESPN’s airwaves." She is "never going to be an analyst on the Mary Carillo ...

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09/02/14
ABC Sees Mixed Bag For CFB Openers

ABC’s two college football broadcasts led all windows during the opening weekend of the '14 season. Florida State's 37-31 win over Oklahoma State earned a 4.1 overnight rating on Saturday evening, down 16% from a 4.9 rating for Georgia-Clemson in the same slot last year and down 13% from a 4. ...

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09/02/14
Ryder Cup Introduces Strict Cell Phone Regulations

Ryder Cup organizers have "introduced a ban on uploading photographs to the internet via social media during the event at Gleneagles in Scotland later this month," according to the London TELEGRAPH. No audio or video "is permitted at all during the six-day event," as the PGA of America and the Europ ...

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09/02/14
E-Sports Quickly Growing In Popularity

The video game industry "has turned its ambitions toward the lucrative world" of professional competition, "widely known as e-sports," according to a front-page piece by Nick Wingfield of the N.Y. TIMES. Game tournaments "sell out giant arenas, and some attract at-home audiences larger than tho ...

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09/02/14
Media Notes

SI.com's Richard Deitsch reported ESPN's Lindsay Czarniak is "getting two high-profile NFL gigs this fall," first as a sideline reporter for the Sept. 8 "MNF" Chargers-Cardinals game. She also will work as a reporter on "Sunday NFL Countdown" this season, "teaming with either Ron Jaworski or Merrill ...

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08/29/14
CBS Going All-Out With U.S. Open Coverage

CBS begins coverage of its final U.S. Open on Saturday, but if network execs "are melancholy about ending the network’s 46-year relationship with the event, they aren’t showing it," according to John Ourand in this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. CBS Sports Chair Sean McManus said, " ...

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08/29/14
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 ...

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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

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