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Verizon To Offer "Slim" TV Packages Through FiOS That Includes ESPN, FS1Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 17 / 15
Verizon on Thursday announced that its FiOS service beginning Sunday will offer "slim" new TV packages that include "broadcasters such as ABC and Fox, as well as CNN, AMC, Food Network and others," according to Ramachandran & Knutson of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Consumers "can then add on 'channe...
ESPN was profiled yesterday by Jim Zarroli of NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO. Zarroli: "ESPN has become one of the few indispensable cable channels, one that cable operators can''t afford to be without. And it
Pro football sites on the Internet were profiled by Seth Schiesel of the N.Y. TIMES, who wrote that NFL.com''s "main attraction seems to be that it updates the scores of games as they change." Schiese
In N.Y., Michael Shain profiled Michael MacCambridge''s written history of SI called "The Franchise," published by Disney''s Hyperion and to be released the fall. While there "is some concern the book
The ABL and Fox Sports Net (FSN) have agreed on a three-year deal that the "league hopes will give it the national exposure to compete" with the WNBA, according to Bruce Berlet of the HARTFORD COURANT
AD AGE reports that without a "formal review," Nike has selected Organic Online as its interactive agency of record. Organic will be responsible for "all production, creative and engineering" of Nike'
The USTA and CBS Sports have reached a multi-year agreement to extend the network''s broadcast rights to the U.S. Open through 2004. As part of the new deal, CBS Sports will broadcast four half-hour s
Some Philadelphia-area cable TV operators are "balking at the demand" that they provide the fledgling Comcast SportsNet as a basic channel, according to Michael Rozansky of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER.
Former Newark Star-Ledger columnist David Klein is starting a new weekly publication on the NFL Giants called "Giants News." Klein was also the editor of "The Giants Newsweekly" which folded in May "d
CNN/SI has begun allowing cable affiliates to insert up to six hours a day of local sports programing, "along with local advertising avails and marketing support," according to Lee Hall of ELECTRONIC
HTS and Fox Sports South will be awarded the TV rights to NHL Hurricanes games "today or early next week," according to Steve Politi of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. The deal, which will "probably" las