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Verizon To Offer "Slim" TV Packages Through FiOS That Includes ESPN, FS1Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 17 / 15
Verizon on Thursday announced that its FiOS service beginning Sunday will offer "slim" new TV packages that include "broadcasters such as ABC and Fox, as well as CNN, AMC, Food Network and others," according to Ramachandran & Knutson of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Consumers "can then add on 'channe...
CBS and USA Network "will serve up a host of added production elements for their coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament," according to Michael Burgi of MEDIAWEEK. The event''s new Arthur Ashe Sta
ELECTRONIC MEDIA listed their "10 Shows That Made Cable." The No. 6 spot was given to ESPN''s "SportsCenter." ELECTRONIC MEDIA''s Jim McConville: "''SportsCenter'' has changed the way TV covers sports
ABC Sports will reschedule its replay of the Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield fight from August 7 to August 14 to avoid a conflict with a Time Warner TVKO PPV card featuring Roy Jones Jr. (N.Y. DAILY NEWS
NBC Sports will present 26 regular-season NBA games, plus the All-Star Game, in its eighth season of coverage. The "NBA on NBC" will debut on Christmas Day. Nine doubleheaders will be featured on NBC'
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The Walt Disney Co. reported a "higher-than-expected third-quarter profit," up 18%, according to Jill Jorden Spitz of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. Spitz adds that "growth" in Walt Disney''s cable TV offering
When Arliss Michaels throws out his back, his dream of playing in a Pro-Am with golf client Ryan Mason III is shattered, on tonight''s episode of HBO''s Arli$$. Enter Arliss'' man, Kirby Carlisle, who
Comcast SportsNet, the new Philadelphia RSN that is a joint venture between Comcast-Spectacor and the Phillies, will launch as a basic cable service in October. The RSN has acquired broadcast rights t
ABC has begun "seeking major sponsors for what it is billing as the College Football Championship Series," to begin airing following the fall ''98 season, according to Langdon Brockinton of MEDIAWEEK.
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ESPN''s "Outside the Lines," airs this evening at 7:30pm ET and examines the impact of Latinos on baseball in the U.S.. ESPN''s Mark Schwarz will profile MLB marketing toward the Latino audience (ESPN