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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...
Fox''s FX "is close to getting a package of Monday night NBA basketball games," according to sources of BROADCASTING & CABLE. FX, which added MLB to its lineup this season, "will likely get a national
In N.Y., Richard Sandomir interviews ABL Commissioner Gary Cavalli, who says that the WNBA''s success "is helping him sell operating agreements for several teams." Sandomir adds that while season tick
ESPN, Inc. reached agreement to acquire Classic Sports Network (CSN). Subject to regulatory review and approval, the transaction is expected to be completed within two months (ESPN). ESPN did not disc
FIFA has "brokered a peace deal between" German-based Kirch and Swiss-based Sporis/ISL over TV rights to the 2002/ 2006 World Cup, according to Jimmy Burns of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Sporis/ISL objected
CBS Sports announced that through Monday, its coverage of the U.S. Open has averaged a 2.7/7, which is up 12% from ''96''s 2.4/7. Over the past weekend, Saturday''s rating of 2.1/6 was up 5% over ''96
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Walt Disney is "close to an agreement" to purchase Classic Sports Network for approximately $175M, according to Bruce Orwall of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Execs from both Disney and CSN declined comment
NBC is "close" to an advertising sellout of Super Bowl XXXII at "a record price" of $1.3M per 30-second spot, according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. NBC TV President of Sales Larry
Jayson Williams "has sold his book about the raucous life of an NBA player to Doubleday," according to Michael Shain of the N.Y. POST. Doubleday will pay Williams in the "low-to-mid six figures." The
One-On-One Sports Radio has purchased WEJM-AM in Chicago, which will now be an all-sports-talk station. One- On-One will begin broadcasting this week in the New York City-area and L.A. (CHICAGO SUN-TI
The following lists ratings trend from the last 20 U.S. Open tennis tournament telecasts on CBS (Nielsen Sports). YEAR # OF TELECASTS RAT/SHR YEAR # OF TELECASTS RAT/SHR ''77 5 5.7/20 ''87 9 3.6/11 ''