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Disney's Iger Says ESPN Could Sell Direct To Consumer, But Not In Next Five YearsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 15
Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger yesterday said that he sees ESPN as a media property that "could be eventually sold directly to consumers like Time Warner's HBO, but not in the next five years," according to Matthew Belvedere of CNBC.com. Iger: "If we end up seeing more erosion in the so-called mult...
John McEnroe is looking for a publisher for his book, according Jacobs & Flamm of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. Sources said McEnroe''s agent, IMG''s David Chalfant, has "demanded" a $1M bid. Chalfant said th
Sports Illustrated "is planning major design changes and is mulling a monthly spinoff -- moves that ESPN officials characterize as defensive reactions to their forthcoming" ESPN Magazine, according to
Fox Sports Net will launch two sports news shows early next year, according to MEDIAWEEK. "Goin'' Deep," a weekly sports newsmagazine to air Sundays from 9:00-10:00pm, is scheduled to begin in Februar
The Golf Channel (TGC) co-Founder & CEO Joe Gibbs can breathe "a sigh of relief" as he "continues to see his vision expanding across the television landscape," according to Dave Shedloski of GOLFWEEK.
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ABC''s "MNF" broadcast tonight will devote most of its 12-minute halftime to the Joe Montana jersey retirement ceremony. Al Michaels will be master of ceremonies (S.J. MERCURY NEWS, 12/14)....In N.Y.,
The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network events. All times are EST. NBC''s Sunday coverage of the Office Depot Father-Son Golf was aired at different times in different markets, depend
Fox Sports Pittsburgh "has filed a federal lawsuit to block ESPN Regional Television Inc. from promoting itself on regional games broadcast by Fox," according to an AP report. U.S. District Judge Dona
The NFL''s TV rights negotiations are examined in the N.Y. TIMES and the WALL STREET JOURNAL. In N.Y., Richard Sandomir reports that the bidding "may begin next week and end by Christmas (but then aga
USA Network has extended its agreement to broadcast the French Open for four more years, through 2001 (USA Network). ...USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke puts NBC''s contract extension with the USGA at about