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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...
Jantonio Turner, an L.A. producer, is raising $10M "in start-up costs" to launch The Football Network in 10-12 million homes by September ''98 (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 11/28)....As reported Wednesday
The NHL''s cable deal with the fledgling CTV Sports Net is examined by William Houston of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. Canada''s six NHL teams "voted unanimously" last week to sell national cable rights
Bob Costas and Isiah Thomas were named by NBC as its No. 1 NBA broadcast team. Greg Gumbel will remain the No. 2 play-by-play man, teaming with Bill Walton and Steve Jones. Former No. 1 NBA analyst Ma
The Blue Jays "will announce today that their affiliation with Telemedia Inc. has ended after 21 years," and that their radio rights will move to Shaw Communications, according to sources of Marty Yor
CABLE: ESPN''s ''97 NASCAR Winston Cup ratings rose for the sixth straight year, averaging a 4.3 for 14 races (ESPN)....Classic Sports Network will be available in more than 1,000,000 new homes in Med
RATINGS: ABC''s telecast of Michigan-Ohio State on Saturday earned a 8.7 overnight rating, while CBS earned a 6.2 overnight for its FL-Florida State game (N.Y. TIMES, 11/25)....Thursday night''s Marti
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CBS "will receive a $5 million rebate" for not having the No. 1-ranked team in its January 2 Orange Bowl telecast, according to Rudy Martzke of USA TODAY. CBS now will pay $19M for the likely matchup
Bob Costas will replace Marv Albert on NBC''s new No. 1 NBA announcing team with Isiah Thomas, according to Rudy Martzke of USA TODAY. Martzke reports that Thomas "is completing negotiations with NBC
When the NFL completes its TV rights negotiations, a combined $7B will be committed by five networks over the next four years, according to Jones, Kirk & Hirsley of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Jones, Kirk &
The NHL announced a new Canadian cable agreement with CTV Sports Net for English language cable telecast rights in Canada. The four-year deal will take effect at the start of next season. CTV will bro