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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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Twellman Signs Eight-Year Extension With ESPN

ESPN's Taylor Twellman "has signed an eight-year deal with the network to be the lead analyst" for its soccer coverage, according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. The deal "is one of the longest at the company for a front-facing talent -- and likely one of the longest for any sports broadcaster at a na ...

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11/14/14
ESPN's Greenberg Talks New On-Air Role

As college basketball season commences, so too does coach-turned-analyst Seth Greenberg’s latest endeavor: joining ESPN's weekly on-site "College GameDay" telecast. In his third year on-air with the net, the former Virginia Tech coach anticipates the new flex scheduling for "GameDay" will resu ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

11/14/14
ESPN Still Atop ComScore Rankings For October

ESPN in October dipped slightly from its record-setting performance the month before in comScore’s Media Metrix Multi-Platform rankings. However, its total of 89 million unique visitors for its digital properties still represented the second-highest figure in the history of the sports category ...

Tags: Media

11/14/14
Bama-LSU Top CBS Game This CFB Season

The annual Alabama-LSU matchup averaged 9.11 million viewers for their OT game on Saturday. That figure is the lowest for the regular-season matchup between the teams since it moved to primetime in ’11, but it was still well above figures in years when it aired in a late afternoon slot. S ...

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11/13/14
"SportsCenter" Emphasizing On-Location Telecasts

ESPN's "SportsCenter" is "hitting the road with a renewed enthusiasm and regularity," but "don't call the recent internal push to do the news on location more often 'eventizing,'" according to Tony Maglio of THE WRAP. ESPN Senior VP/SportsCenter & News Rob King said, "I don't think it's about &l ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

11/13/14
Free Digital Access For Epix' Winter Classic Series

Epix and the NHL next month will make their "Road to the Winter Classic" series "available on a number of websites and digital platforms," according to Mike Reynolds of MULTICHANNEL NEWS. The four-part series, chronicling the Blackhawks and Capitals ahead of the Jan. 1 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic ...

Tags: NHL, Media

11/13/14
Startup Combines Multiple Feeds On One TV

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Media Notes

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11/12/14
ESPN Hires Chael Sonnen As UFC Analyst

Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen has joined ESPN in a multifight agreement as a studio and on-site analyst, providing pre- and post-fight insight on "SportsCenter" coverage of major UFC events. Sonnen will make his debut Nov. 14 prior to UFC 180 and will appear throughout the weekend on various net p ...

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Kovalev-Hopkins Does Big Numbers On HBO

The Sergey Kovalev-Bernard Hopkins WBO light heavyweight title fight last Saturday averaged 1.328 million viewers on HBO for the live telecast, the "second most-viewed fight" in the U.S. in '14, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. Only the super middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera r ...

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