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NBC Has Created "Sky-High Expectations" For Its NASCAR Coverage, Beginning SundayPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15
NBC has "built sky-high expectations for its portion of the Sprint Cup Series schedule that begins Sunday night" at Daytona Int'l Speedway, but "living up to the hype won't be an easy task, because NASCAR fans are notoriously picky when it comes to broadcasts," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. ...
Walt Disney is "close to an agreement" to purchase Classic Sports Network for approximately $175M, according to Bruce Orwall of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Execs from both Disney and CSN declined comment
NBC is "close" to an advertising sellout of Super Bowl XXXII at "a record price" of $1.3M per 30-second spot, according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. NBC TV President of Sales Larry
Jayson Williams "has sold his book about the raucous life of an NBA player to Doubleday," according to Michael Shain of the N.Y. POST. Doubleday will pay Williams in the "low-to-mid six figures." The
One-On-One Sports Radio has purchased WEJM-AM in Chicago, which will now be an all-sports-talk station. One- On-One will begin broadcasting this week in the New York City-area and L.A. (CHICAGO SUN-TI
The following lists ratings trend from the last 20 U.S. Open tennis tournament telecasts on CBS (Nielsen Sports). YEAR # OF TELECASTS RAT/SHR YEAR # OF TELECASTS RAT/SHR ''77 5 5.7/20 ''87 9 3.6/11 ''
ESPN''s use of Andre Agassi''s coach, Brad Gilbert, as it''s tournament analyst, "appears to be a serious conflict of interest," according to Milton Kent of the Baltimore SUN. Gilbert has done on-air
Tonight''s WNBA semifinals will be simulcast on ESPN and Lifetime beginning at 7:30pm ET and Saturday''s championship will be carried by NBC at 3:30pm ET. All three games also will be carried by ESPN
Sports Illustrated Women/Sport''s second issue will hit newsstands on September 2, with a cover story on U.S. soccer player Mia Hamm. The issue previews women''s college sports, and includes features
This evening, Classic Sports Network features "The Joe Namath Show," a talk show hosted by Namath and Dick Schaap, which was aired in ''69 in the New York-area. CSN will carry fifteen shows beginning
After fifteen years of operating their own radio network, the Brewers announced that WTMJ-AM "would take over operation of the Brewers radio network effective next season," according to Drew Olson of