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MLBAM, NBC-Owned RSNs Reach Deal For Authenticated In-Market Streaming

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 19 / 17

MLBAM and NBC Sports Regional Networks have reached a deal to begin authenticated in-market streaming for the Cubs, White Sox, Phillies, A’s and Giants, including pre- and postgame shows. The deal arrives a year to the day after the  league’s settlement in the Garber case  and ...

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MLB, Mitú Partnering For Latino Digital Content

MLB and Hispanic-focused digital network mitú beginning next month will partner on the creation of content built around the baseball season through a Latino lens. The “Always On” campaign will be geared toward multicultural youth and will include MLB highlights, comedic sketc ...

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Social Company SM2 Training College Athletes

Social media is viewed as the primary means of communication for three out of four college athletes, coaches and staff members, according to results of a recent survey by a social media consultancy that works with college athletic programs and pro teams. That should serve as a wake-up call for ADs w ...

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Fox Sports Launching SiriusXM Channel

SiriusXM will launch a Fox Sports channel on Friday that will include audio programming from the network’s TV and radio shows. The multiyear deal will see Fox Sports on SiriusXM appear on channel 83. Programming will come from FS1 studio shows like “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” &l ...

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Social Studies: U.S. Figure Skating's Renee Felton

U.S. Figure Skating Dir of Communications Renee Felton ( @USFigureSkating ) said with the U.S. Championships already underway and running through this weekend, it is the most exciting time of the year for the NGB. She said, “All of the athletes, coaches and officials mark it on the calend ...

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NFL Divisional Overnights Down 3%

The NFL saw a 3% drop in combined overnight ratings for its four divisional round games this weekend. Leading the way was yesterday's Packers-Cowboys thriller on Fox, which drew a 28.2 overnight -- the best for any divisional game since Panthers-Cowboys drew a 28.6 in '97. Packers-Cowboys projects t ...

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Golden Knights Working On TV, Radio Deals

The Golden Knights’ pursuit of a TV and radio home is “picking up steam after the team spent last week talking to local radio stations” and RSNs, according to Steve Carp of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. The Knights “spoke with Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket about finding a ...

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NFL Considering Future Sunday Night Playoffs?

Steelers-Chiefs last night game was the first in the divisional round's history to be played in Sunday primetime, and the league is "expected to consider doing this in the future," according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Future Sunday night playoff games would be "for Wild Card weekend and this (Divisio ...

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Media Notes

In St. Paul, Andy Greder noted MLS expansion club Minnesota United is “set to hire Callum Williams" as their TV play-by-play voice. Williams worked for Sporting KC “for about four seasons." He will “join former United player Jamie Watson, who will become the club’s sideline r ...

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Cavaliers Ratings On FS Ohio Down 27%

Ratings for Cavaliers broadcasts on FS Ohio are down 27% this year, a "stark drop" from the team's '15-16 season that set a network record with a 9.3 average in the regular season, according to Kevin Kleps of CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS. FS Ohio's 35 broadcasts this season have averaged a 6.8 ra ...

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ESPN Moving Forward With Greenberg's Morning Show

ESPN execs are "moving forward with the plan" to shift Mike Greenberg into a new role as the "lead host of a television show that would air in the mornings on ESPN," according to sources cited by Richard Deitsch of SI.com. Greenberg's new show will have "elements of 'SportsCenter' -- which currently ...

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