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WNBA Chicago Sky Strike Five-Year Local TV Deal With A Ratings-Earning Station05 / 21 / 13
The WNBA Sky for the first time will have "nearly an entire season of games" broadcast on a ratings-earning TV station, according to Danny Ecker of CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. The club "struck a five-year agreement with Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting Co. to air 24 games a year on its family of netw...
Peter Vecsey, analyst on NBC''s coverage of the NBA and a N.Y. Post columnist, said that NBC''s decision not to cover the Reggie Lewis story during last Sunday''s NBA coverage was based on a feeling t
KTVT in Dallas/Ft. Worth announced it would not broadcast Rangers replacement games. The station, which becomes a CBS affiliate in July, has been the team''s flagship station for the past 10 years and
The Redskins announced agreement with WJFK-FM to broadcast their games for the next three years. WJFK is owned by Infinity Broadcasting, which now has the radio rights to seven NFL franchises. WJFK sa
Microsoft Corp. CEO Bill Gates said the company will soon preview its Windows 95 program by sending out 400,000 test copies to selected users this month. The "much-touted, much-delayed upgrade" is sch
Former Oilers Coach Bum Phillips will not opt for another season of broadcasting Oilers games for KTRH radio (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 3/10)....ABC''s "Day One" recently featured the "extremes to which NASC
ESPN plans an on-line sports service with Microsoft co- founder/Blazers Owner Paul Allen, offering scores, statistics, rotisserie baseball, and eventually ticketing, over the Internet and the planned
Fox Broadcasting "slammed" a submission to the FCC by the NAACP as "false, ''misleading, illogical'' and counterproductive." The NAACP is attempting to overturn an ''85 ruling approving Fox''s purchas
Beginning this month, regional sports networks that are owned or affiliated with Liberty Sports will all use the same name, Prime Sports. All the stations will also have a unified logo, with purple, w
Despite MSG Network''s "plea for financial relief if replacement Yankees play into the regular season," the team insists that it will not rebate a cent of the cable network''s estimated $42M payment f
ESPN and Creative Sports Marketing have struck a 6-year, $13M deal for basketball rights to the new 12-team "National Conference" that includes Louisville and DePaul (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 3/9)....