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The USTA Thursday officially announced its 11-year, $825M deal with ESPN that puts the U.S. Open exclusively on cable, the "latest assault on the fraying broadcast sports model," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. Only the Super Bowl and the World Series "seem safe on broadcast televis...
The Maple Leafs are "ready to cash in on their popularity" as negotiations continue for the team''s local TV rights, according to Rob Longley in today''s TORONTO SUN. Sources said Leafs Owner Cliff Fl
TV sponsors for the Phillies are "getting restless -- and they might be in line for rebates," according to this morning''s PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Phillies VP/Marketing Dennis Mannion said no sponsors
ESPN stopped selling inventory for a few days two weeks ago, a move "indicative of the most robust sports marketplace in recent years." Jack Bonanni, Senior VP/Ad Sales at ESPN, said the "flow of busi
The Golf Channel has signed a distribution agreement with Telesynergy, Inc, a consortium of cable companies serving 3.8M subscribers throughout the country via its 12 member Multi-System Operators (MS
The NBA expansion draft, scheduled to be held on June 24 or 26, should get the same live TV treatment as yesterday''s NFL expansion draft, according to Neil Campbell of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. As pl
The Empire Sports Network is launching a new weekly show featuring the Sabres. "Sabres Breakaway" will feature different Buffalo players and be taped from different sites around Western New York (Empi
The Southwest Conference and Raycom, Inc., have agreed to extend their syndicated TV agreement for the 1995 football season. The 10-game package will be offered by Liberty Sports and Prime Network to
As expected, James Brown was named as Fox''s studio host for its NHL coverage, which begins April 2. In Baltimore, Milton Kent writes that Brown''s star "took a tremendous rise" on Fox''s "NFL Sunday"
NBC Sports'' telecast of the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday earned a 10.7 rating (a 17 share) making it the fourth-highest- rated NBA All-Star Game over the past 20 years. NBC estimates that between 35-4
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED announced a deal to create an on-line presence on CompuServe. "SI Online" will bring SI''s extensive sports content to users of CompuServe, the largest online service with more than