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Fox Sports Hires Jeff Gordon As Full-Time Analyst For Sprint Cup RacesPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 22 / 15
Fox Sports on Thursday announced that Jeff Gordon has signed a multiyear contract with the net that will see him join the net's NASCAR Sprint Cup announce team in '16 as a race analyst after he retires this year as a competitive driver. He will work alongside play-by-play announcer Mike Joy and anal...
CBS "will receive a $5 million rebate" for not having the No. 1-ranked team in its January 2 Orange Bowl telecast, according to Rudy Martzke of USA TODAY. CBS now will pay $19M for the likely matchup
Bob Costas will replace Marv Albert on NBC''s new No. 1 NBA announcing team with Isiah Thomas, according to Rudy Martzke of USA TODAY. Martzke reports that Thomas "is completing negotiations with NBC
When the NFL completes its TV rights negotiations, a combined $7B will be committed by five networks over the next four years, according to Jones, Kirk & Hirsley of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Jones, Kirk &
The NHL announced a new Canadian cable agreement with CTV Sports Net for English language cable telecast rights in Canada. The four-year deal will take effect at the start of next season. CTV will bro
ONLINE: AOL Studios, which has been "coming up with snazzy online content targeted at mass TV audiences and Internet surfers who may be bypassing AOL," is examined in BUSINESS WEEK. Among AOL Studios'
NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay notes technological additions to this weekend''s NFL coverage. ESPN will use "Preplay" for its Redskins-Giants game, "sort of a ''90s version of the old electric football game,
TSN "is locked in a restless set of negotiations" with the NHL to replace its contract which expires at the end of the season, according to Rob Longley of the TORONTO SUN. The "looming presence of CTV
Fox Sports and News America Digital Publishing have launched a free, customized online service featuring complete sports info on all 10 of Fox''s RSNs. Fox Sports Net Online, which will reside on Fox
With as many as 50 million "believers" across America, ESPN "qualifies as a major religion," but as the Disney- owned company stretches from sportscasting into retail stores, magazines, and "who knows
The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are ET. ABC''s NCAA football included MICH-WIS; UNC-CLEM; WASH-UCLA; COL-KAN ST. The numbers were gathered from the