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The USTA Thursday officially announced its 11-year, $825M deal with ESPN that puts the U.S. Open exclusively on cable, the "latest assault on the fraying broadcast sports model," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. Only the Super Bowl and the World Series "seem safe on broadcast televis...
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MLB''s television committee, chaired by Phillies President Bill Giles, met yesterday in Philadelphia to discuss finding a new national television partner. Giles said they hope "to have a new TV deal n
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InTV, the first commercial interactive TV network to both enhance existing programming and offer new personalized content, has begun airing individualized Prime Sports'' telecasts of Angels home baseb
Interbrew S.A. "has abruptly ended exclusive talks to sell Labatt Communications Inc. to a group led by LCI executives" and supported by ESPN and Stephen Bronfman (FINANCIAL POST, 6/27)....Microsoft "
SportSouth and the SEC have announced a four-year TV agreement for over 60 conference events and shows, 30 different coaches shows, and more than 250 hours of SEC programming per year. The deal includ