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Clippers' Ballmer Reportedly Declines Prime Ticket's Extension Offer, Wants OTT NetworkPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15
Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer "has turned down" a $60M-a-year offer from FS Prime Ticket for local-TV rights and is instead "forging ahead with a plan to start his own over-the-top streaming network," according to Claire Atkinson of the N.Y. POST. Sources said that if he "follows through on the plan,...
ESPN was profiled by Mark Jurkowitz in the BOSTON GLOBE MAGAZINE under the header, "At The Top Of Their Game." ESPN "is a media monster, reaching 73 million homes and headlining a sports empire that e
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ABC''s Al Michaels and Dan Dierdorf paid tribute to Frank Gifford during halftime of the Pro Bowl last night, Gifford''s final in-booth broadcast before moving to the "MNF" pregame show. Gifford: "Thi
For the "unabashed addicted golf-nut," The Golf Channel (TGC) is "nothing less than ''must-see TV'' -- sort of what C- Span is for the political junkie," according to Joe Logan in the PHILADELPHIA INQ
Super Bowl broadcasts over the Internet are examined by Stephen Wildstrom in BUSINESS WEEK. Wildstrom writes that "technology still has a very long way to go." He had trouble getting on IBM''s home pa
CBS Sports has hired Greg Gumbel and Phil Simms as its No. 1 NFL broadcast team, according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Gumbel''s final appearance on NBC will come this Sunday, when
The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are EST. The numbers are gathered from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR IRL: Indy 200 1/24 ABC
In N.Y., Richard Sandomir examines Cablevision''s ownership of the TV rights to all N.Y. sports teams except NFL teams. Cablevision Exec VP Marc Lustgarten, on how the new partnership with Fox Sports
The state of sportswriting is examined by Bob Drury of MEN''S JOURNAL, who writes that it "has become a dead-end job, the buggy-whip profession of the twenty-first century. Fiber optics are killing it
The NHL has licensed Total Sports to produce "Total Hockey," a comprehensive hockey encyclopedia. The book will contain complete playing records of every player in league history. It will be co-publis