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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,...
Fox Sports Pittsburgh "has filed a federal lawsuit to block ESPN Regional Television Inc. from promoting itself on regional games broadcast by Fox," according to an AP report. U.S. District Judge Dona
USA Network has extended its agreement to broadcast the French Open for four more years, through 2001 (USA Network). ...USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke puts NBC''s contract extension with the USGA at about
The NFL''s TV rights negotiations are examined in the N.Y. TIMES and the WALL STREET JOURNAL. In N.Y., Richard Sandomir reports that the bidding "may begin next week and end by Christmas (but then aga
The Panthers-Cowboys game on "MNF" drew a 17.6/30 national rating (WASHINGTON POST, 12/11)....NBA.com "did its best to expunge all record" of former Warrior Latrell Sprewell from its site when he was
NBC CEO Bob Wright said yesterday at the PaineWebber Media Conference in New York that NBC will post profits this year of $1.1-1.2B, up from $953M last year, according to Collier & Battaglio of the HO
ESPN will launch ESPN West, an RSN servicing Southern CA, NV and HI, beginning October ''98 in conjunction with the start of the NHL season. The 24-hour service will include regional coverage of the D
NBC and the U.S. Golf Association (USGA) have agreed to a new four-year TV contract extension beginning in 2000, which keeps the U.S. Open on NBC through 2003. Under the new deal, NBC will continue to
ESPN/ABC Sports President Steve Bornstein is the subject of USA TODAY''s sports cover story written by Michael Hiestand. Since Bornstein took over ESPN in ''90, he has overseen the launch of ESPN Radi
USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke reports that Fox has "indicated an interest in bidding" on the NFL''s Sunday night package, "which the NFL has said would remain on cable." Fox also "has told the NFL it will
AT&T is selling its stake in DirecTV for $161.8M "and is getting out of the business of marketing the home" satellite TV service, the company said. AT&T invested $137.5M for its 2.5% stake in ''96 (WA