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NBC Sports yesterday announced it has reached a multi-year agreement that will see NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Burton transition out of full-time driving and into an analyst role when the network begins coverage in '15. Burton will assume double duties in '14, racing a schedule of selected ...
The contract of Jim Nelford, The Golf Channel''s lead analyst for live men''s tournament coverage, was not renewed for ''96. TGC VP/Production Mike Whelan said the two sides could not come to terms on
The future of Fox''s fX cable channel in the wake of the Fox- Liberty sports alliance is examined by VARIETY''s Joe Flint. The partnership plans to use fX as a "major part" of its sports plans, turnin
The Lions have denied reports they will move radio rights from WWJ-AM to WXYT-AM despite a report by Bill Rose of the DETROIT FREE PRESS that the team has struck a three-year, $10.2M deal with Infinit
Fox''s Saturday evening telecast of Tyson-Mathis gained a 16.1 national rating and a 28 share, making it Fox''s highest rated night of programming ever. Fox estimates more than 43 million viewers tune
"Some of the happiest guys" at ringside during Saturday''s Tyson-Mathis fight were "from the Miller Beer ad agencies because Mathis hung on long enough for a few of their ads and promos to run," accor
HBO will present "Arli$$," a comedy pilot about a mega- sports agent created by actor/comedian Robert Wuhl. The show will combine fiction and reality to "explore the sometimes shaky and dishonest rela
In a conference call to announce the partnership between the NFL and NBC on a Super Bowl Web site sponsored by Microsoft, NBC Sports Senior VP Jonathan Miller said the network has sold more than 85% o
Neal Pilson has been hired by the Arena Football League to oversee its national TV matters and to assist in the negotiation of future contracts. Pilson said he saw "a good chance to improve its [AFL''
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NBC and the NFL will announce a partnership with Microsoft today to "produce a month of advertiser-backed Super Bowl hoopla on the Internet, billing it as one of the biggest interactive promotions ded
The IOC is in discussion with Olympics sponsors, including IBM, Coca-Cola and Eastman Kodak, about "extending long-term agreements beyond the 2000 Games," according to ADVERTISING AGE. This could help