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Silver Details FiveThirtyEight Relaunch With ESPN On March 17, Timed To March Madness03 / 10 / 14
FiveThirtyEight Founder Nate Silver on Saturday at the SXSW conference in Austin "revealed a slew of details" about the site's new home on ESPN, according to Sam Laird of MASHABLE. The site "will launch on March 17, just in time for college basketball's annual March Madness tournament." The "basketb...
ABC took out a full-page ad in this morning''s N.Y. TIMES to hype "Monday Night Football" and the network''s overall performance among 18-49. The ad is a picture of the "MNF" trio of Al Michaels, Dan
Ellis Acquisitions, Inc., a newly formed entity controlled by Stephen Burr of Boston, has agreed to acquire the stock of Ellis Communications, Inc., for $732M in cash. Ellis Communications owns and op
Liberty Media President & CEO Peter Barton meets with Wall Street analysts today to try to convince them that Liberty "has such underlying value that it will prosper regardless of [TCI Chair John] Mal
Indy car driver Emerson Fittipaldi was in court in Miami yesterday concerning TV rights for the Indianapolis 500 in his native Brazil. According to the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, Fittipaldi, who has hel
Young Broadcasting Inc. paid a "hefty" $368M for Disney''s KCAL-TV in L.A., a move that, according to the WALL STREET JOURNAL, "propels the New York-based company into the big leagues of broadcasting.
Ratings for ESPN''s MLB coverage are up 20% from last season, 1.8 as compared to a 1.5 (ESPN)....IBM and Sears have found a buyer for Prodigy, their "troubled" online service. A group of Prodigy execs
Sunday''s split-national coverage of "NHL on Fox" delivered a 3.5 overnight rating and an 8 share. That is 94% higher than last year''s corresponding conference semifinal match-up (a 1.8/5 on May 28,
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As reported last week, NBC''s "Dateline" examined the aftermath of comments made by then-CBS golf analyst Ben Wright about lesbianism on the LPGA Tour, one year after they were reported by Wilmington,
ESPN is finalizing plans for its 24-hour sports news and information network -- to be called ESPN3 -- that could launch as early as October, according to industry sources cited by INSIDE MEDIA. Langdo
Paragon Cable officials in the San Antonio area are reporting that Spurs'' pay-per-view numbers are down from last year -- by almost as many as 2,000 homes. Paragon Cable spokesperson T.J. Connolly: "