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Paul Finebaum Inks Radio, TV Deal With ESPN Featuring SEC Network Simulcast05 / 22 / 13
Broadcaster Paul Finebaum "is leaving the Birmingham, Ala., market where his contract expired in January, for Charlotte, N.C., and a national forum: ESPN," according to Rachel Bachman of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Finebaum signed "a five-year contract," but "neither he nor ESPN would give financial de...
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)....
UMass Coach John Calipari will be the focus of a four-minute piece on ABC''s "World News Tonight" expected to air early during the NCAA basketball tournament. ABC''s Armen Keteyian: "The theme of the
CBS and ABC are making "early pitches" for their potential college football championship games, which begin next January on CBS with the Dial Fiesta Bowl, according to Eric Schmuckler in the current i
According to the current issue of NEW YORK magazine, Hearst and ESPN (in which Hearst has a stake) are looking into starting a "glitzy new sports magazine. Talks are well beyond the preliminary stage;
Fox Sports has reached agreement with five play-by-play broadcasters and four analysts to call the network''s NHL regular- season games. Fox''s hockey coverage premieres on April 2. Devils play-by-pla
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GTE VP/Video Division Bob Calafell announced the company''s planned cable TV service yesterday. With GTE''s service, customers may order a "novel futuristic interactive television service or just sign
In a special "collector''s edition," ADVERTISING AGE devoted a supplemental issue to fifty years of television advertising. Among the many rankings and lists were the fifty best ads (which were not ra
TNT''s "Inside the NBA," which follows TNT''s NBA games on Friday nights, will undergo a format change including the introduction of Tim Brando as the new host. "Inside the NBA" will air eight more ti