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Comcast Drops Plans To Acquire Time Warner Cable After Pressure From RegulatorsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 15
Comcast on Friday morning announced that it has terminated its agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable, with Comcast Chair & CEO Brian Roberts appearing on CNBC to discuss the failed deal. Roberts said, “We wanted to bring the products that we've got that we're very proud of to new market...
NETWORK TV: ABC''s Bills-Colts "Monday Night Football" game drew a 12.8 national rating, the "lowest" this season. "MNF" is down 14% for the season (USA TODAY, 10/22)....PBS has acquired first-run TV
The UNC Web site, at www.goheels.com, "shattered records" on October 9 when 83,540 users logged on to read news of Dean Smith''s retirement. The previous daily high on www.goheels.com had been "about
ESPN Senior VP/Marketing Judy Fearing, one of BRANDWEEK''s Marketers of the Year, is profiled by Terry Lefton in its special SUPERBRANDS issue. Lefton: "At a time of an unending variety of sports prog
Final ratings released yesterday showed that Game One of the World Series received an 11.3/22, compared to last year''s 15.7/25 on Fox. Game Two earned a 15.0/24, topping last year''s 14.0/23. Last ni
Barry Diller agreed yesterday to acquire Seagram Corp.''s Universal TV operations, which includes USA Network, for $4.1B in cash and stock, according to Geraldine Fabrikant of the N.Y. TIMES. Diller''
WEB: FootAction USA is launching a Web site November 1 that contains sports content, a product catalog and chat. The site, www.footaction.com, is being developed by DDB Interactive, Dallas (MEDIAWEEK,
Through the first two World Series games, overnight ratings are down 6% from last year, which was the third- lowest Series ever, according to Steve Zipay of NEWSDAY. NBC''s two-day average for Indians
ESPN will review the greatest sporting events, athletes, coaches and developments of the past 100 years as part of an 18-month series of programming entitled "SportsCentury," to debut next September.
Fox Sports "has cut a deal to televise" The Tiger Woods Invitational, a Skins-format primetime event featuring Woods, according to Langdon Brockinton of MEDIAWEEK. Fox Sports Net (FSN), which will pro
MLB: MLBP has licensed Total Sports and the AP to present a real-time Internet wirecast of the World Series at www.totalsports.net, http://wire.ap.org; and www. mlbworldseries.com (Total Sports)....In