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NBC Has Created "Sky-High Expectations" For Its NASCAR Coverage, Beginning SundayPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15
NBC has "built sky-high expectations for its portion of the Sprint Cup Series schedule that begins Sunday night" at Daytona Int'l Speedway, but "living up to the hype won't be an easy task, because NASCAR fans are notoriously picky when it comes to broadcasts," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. ...
Rogers Communications, Canada''s "largest cablecaster," will distribute "NFL Sunday Ticket" beginning next season, and will hold the exclusive Canadian TV rights through the ''99 season, according to
NBC has reached a new multi-year deal to continue its coverage of the French Open tennis championships. The new contract takes effect this May, when NBC will carry 17 hours of coverage over two weeken
In San Diego, Fritz Quindt reported that the Chargers have signed a one-year deal with KFMB-FM making it their flagship radio station, "officially ending an 11-year run on" XTRA-AM. Although terms we
CA-based Hunter Media has created the NFL Team Fan Pack, an officially-licensed screen saver package with trivia, stats, coaches, famous players, animated logos, icons and sound bites for each NFL tea
TCI President Leo Hindery said yesterday that the upcoming NFL TV rights contract "will drive up cable rates next year," according to Tim Jones of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Hindery said the NFL TV deal "wi
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright "approached the NBA in November, asking if the league would supply programming" to the Balkan area as "part of an effort to help support war-torn Bosnia and
For Hollywood''s international distributors and exhibition partners, World Cup ''98 "means box office disaster as fans stay home to watch the games" on TV, according to Christopher Pickard of VARIETY.
The NFL''s four-year, $4.4B TV package expires at the end of this season. As the NFL renegotiates the rights to its TV packages, THE DAILY took a straw poll of a select group of 25 industry executives
DOLING OUT HOLIDAY CHEER: In his year-end TV awards, USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke lists his two worst moves: 1) "Keith Olbermann leaving ESPN ''SportsCenter'' for [''The Big Show''] on hardly-seen MSNBC
The NFL and Rogers Cable, 40% owner of CTV Sports Net, will announce plans today to bring NFL Sunday Ticket to Canada, broadcast sources tell Rob Longley of the TORONTO SUN. It is "unclear" how much t