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The WNBA Sky for the first time will have "nearly an entire season of games" broadcast on a ratings-earning TV station, according to Danny Ecker of CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. The club "struck a five-year agreement with Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting Co. to air 24 games a year on its family of netw...
In a preview of their coverage of the Wimbledon Championships, HBO introduced analysts Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova to discuss the upcoming Grand Slam event. Among the highlights: Navratil
Fox comes into its affiliate meeting this week "on somewhat of a high," according to Joe Flint in VARIETY. The network had its strongest upfront sales ever, selling more than $1B of primetime ad inven
CBS Sports is "serious" about auto racing and intends to go after events "whenever possible," says CBS Sports President David Kenin in the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Kenin: "Racing is an area I think has tremen
SportsChannel Chicago joins its Cleveland counterpart and Baltimore-Washington''s HTS in providing cable baseball viewers a chance to interact online with announcers during a game. This Friday, White
While it has been clear for some time that The Baseball Network, a joint venture among NBC, ABC and MLB, would not reach its $330M two-year sales goal, baseball''s owners "barely touched upon TBN''s f
Arthur Griffiths, Chair of Northwest Entertainment Group -- owner of the Canucks, Grizzlies and GM Place, failed in his bid to get involved in the purchase of The Sports Network from Labatt buyer Intr
In Denver, Dusty Saunders writes the new NHL team is close to signing both TV and radio deals, including a deal for about 25 games on Prime Sports and similar deal with a regional broadcast channel. T
ESPN''s Bob Ley hosted an "Outside the Lines" last night chronicling "Sports Talk Mania." Ley reported that there are 130 all-sports stations in the nation today up from only four just five years ago.
Two regional sports channels are going online during their baseball telecasts, following a similarly successful program started by the A''s broadcast partner, KRON-TV. In Cleveland, SportsChannel Ohio
Rance Crain, Chair of Turnstile Publishing Co., publishers of GOLFWEEK, has announced that Orlando-based Turnstile has entered into a joint venture with MA-based DML Associates to develop and produce