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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions In Ongoing ReorganizationPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15
MLB Productions, baseball's in-house TV and video production division, is being absorbed into MLB Network as part of the league's ongoing business reorganization under new Commissioner Rob Manfred . The move, aimed at creating operational efficiencies, resulted in a job loss of slightly less than h...
The Capitals announced that Steve Kolbe will become the team''s radio voice on WTEM-AM. Kolbe has spent the past two seasons as the pre- and post-game host for Capitals radio broadcasts (Capitals)....
Fox Sports announced that its telecast of Tuesday''s MLB All-Star Game received an 11.8 rating/21 share. Fox estimates that 32.9 million viewers watched the game (Fox Sports). The telecast was the "lo
Classic Sports Network (CSN) "is exploring a possible sale, according to people familiar with the company''s plans," according to Bruce Orwall of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Orwall''s sources say that am
San Diego and ESPN officials "have said they would like" the X Games to take place in San Diego again next year, according to Caitlin Rother in the SAN DIEGO UNION- TRIBUNE. An agreement "could be rea
The initial issue of SI''s Women/Sport, which was released this past spring, was profiled by Carol Slezak of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Slezak: "As magazines go, the first issue of Women Sport is closer t
American Sports Classics'' (ASC) July 9 launch has been postponed "indefinitely," and its "future seems a bit rocky at this point," according to Michael Burgi of MEDIAWEEK. ASC has had "a tough time g
In Boston, Manley & Jensen report that WEEI-AM did not renew Celtics announcer Spencer Ross''s contract and instead signed a multiyear deal with Howard David to handle play-by- play (BOSTON GLOBE, 7/9
Munich-based Kirch Group announced it has acquired a 25% stake in Swiss-based Prisma Sports & Media AG and has appointed it to handle the TV marketing program and implement the distribution plan appro
MLB "plans to put audio coverage of two or three games a day on its Website" but Westinghouse/CBS-owned stations in two markets "are declining to permit carriage in cyberspace of games they broadcast,
Fox will broadcast MLB''s 68th All-Star Game from Jacobs Field in Cleveland tonight starting at 8:00pm ET. In its coverage, the network will debut the "Catcher-Cam," a lipstick-sized camera mounted on