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RSNs Push MLB For Local Streaming Rights As Concerns Grow About Mobile Viewers03 / 07 / 14
RSNs across the U.S. are "pressing Major League Baseball to get the rights to stream local games to portable devices," according to Josh Kosman of the N.Y. POST. Baseball fans "can't watch live games on their tablets or smartphones outside their home, and the RSNs fear they could be losing viewers w...
Infinity Broadcasting, owner of New York''s WFAN, is reportedly close to a deal to buy control of WOR-radio''s Giants broadcasts. Infinity would handle production and ad sales, while the games would r
"Hockey purists are prevailing" at Fox Sports, writes Jack Craig of the BOSTON GLOBE, as the network will "tone down" the color scheme of its enhanced puck when NHL games return this Saturday. The blu
The Red Sox''s switch from Boston''s WSBK to WABU had threatened to shut out many fans in Western MA, as WABU is not carried on most cable systems. But the team is expected to announce today that WABU
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The Sporting News will become a "key provider" of sports news information for America Online, following a "unique" and "sweeping" agreement made between Times Mirror Magazines and the Vienna, VA-based
Longtime TBS Sports Sales Exec VP Mark Mariani has resigned "to pursue other opportunities," according to INSIDE MEDIA. Sources speculate there may have been a "personality conflict" between Mariani a
ABC and Comcast are in discussions about distributing the new ABC News cable network to the cableco''s 4.2 million subscribers. VARIETY notes, as part of the deal, Comcast may begin carrying ABC soap
Sparky Anderson has inked a deal with Prime Sports to call play-by-play for the network''s 31 telecasts of the Angels (Prime). In L.A., Larry Stewart notes that Prime was "seeking its own identity" wi
The Diamondbacks and Phoenix''s NHL franchise have signed separate 10-year cable deals with Fox-Liberty Sports for cable telecasts of their games, according to the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Don Ketchem report
The Univ. of Florida has signed a multi-year TV rights deal with Sunshine Network beginning with the upcoming school year. The network will televise over 100 Gator events annually, including tape-dela
ESPNet''s SportsZone is said to be having trouble getting users "to pony up the money for sports data that they can get elsewhere" (CRAIN''S NEW YORK, 3/18)....Fox will broadcast three NFL preseason m