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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...
NBC''s final round coverage Sunday of the U.S Women''s Open golf tournament earned an overnight average 4.0 rating/10 share, the highest overnight for any network sports event over the weekend. The ra
SportsChannel NY (SCNY) "has begun to black out" some Mets telecasts on nine Comcast cable systems because Comcast "is refusing to pay" $1M for 25 games added to SCNY''s schedule, affecting "roughly"
Anaheim Sports has signed a five-year deal with L.A. radio station KRLA-AM to make KRLA the flagship station for Mighty Ducks'' radio broadcasts beginning this season and Angels broadcasts beginning n
The FCC has told NBC, CBS, and ABC that "for one year they may pre-empt educational children''s shows for live sports events as long as the shows are rescheduled." Two network execs told the AP that "
A book by Nike-inspired Lil'' Penny has been picked up by Crown Publishing, according to Michael Shain of the N.Y. POST. The working title is: "Knee High and Living Large: The World According to Me."
The debut of Japanese pitcher Hideki Irabu "propelled" local broadcast carrier WPIX-TV to it''s second-highest rating for an MLB game since ''88, according to Steve Zipay of NEWSDAY. Thursday''s Yanke
SportsChannel FL "has been allowed" to carry CNN/SI programming on a regular basis for up to 12 to 16 hours per day, according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. Dean Jordan, Chair of Front Row Com
A&J Sports, publisher of ACC Athlete magazine, has signed contracts with the SEC and the Big 10 to publish similar magazines for those conferences. The company also plans to launch a sportswear line t
The Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield fight will be replayed on ABC, as it is paying $1M "for an early-August show expected to be in prime time," according to Rudy Martzke in USA TODAY. Showtime and CBS ha
In Dallas, Barry Horn writes this morning, "Imagine life without a baseball Game of the Week on network television. ... The numbers say that more than 97 out of every 100 are ignoring the Saturday aft