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Disney's Iger Says ESPN Could Sell Direct To Consumer, But Not In Next Five YearsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 15
Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger yesterday said that he sees ESPN as a media property that "could be eventually sold directly to consumers like Time Warner's HBO, but not in the next five years," according to Matthew Belvedere of CNBC.com. Iger: "If we end up seeing more erosion in the so-called mult...
Westinghouse Electric Corp. agreed to buy American Radio Systems Corp. for $1.6B, plus the assumption of $1B in debt, according to Aeppel & Bulkeley of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The move adds 98 statio
The "annual tussle" among ESPN, Fox and NBC for first- round MLB playoff games "will be finalized this week," according to an AP report in the N.Y. POST. Each wants "as many games as they can get invo
NUMBERS: TVKO reported 650,000 pay-per-view buys and over $26M in pay-per-view revenue from the September 13 Oscar De La Hoya/Hector Camacho title fight, making it the third-highest-grossing non-heavy
Nine racetracks "have signed contracts or letters of intent" with ODS Entertainment to become part of the proposed TV Games Network (TVG), a "national entertainment and wagering network featuring hors
The Dodgers-Giants game on Wednesday gave SportsChannel Pacific (SCP) its "highest rating in the Bay Area," according to Scott Hettrick of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Then, the extra-inning game yesterday
The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are EDT. "MLB on Fox" games were SF-FL; CIN-PHI; NYY-BAL; KC-ANA. ABC''s NCAA Football was ND-PUR; UCLA-TEX; and MD-
TV NETWORK NEWS: In N.Y., Phil Mushnick, on NBC''s coverage of the Ryder Cup. Mushnick: "Already, NBC has assumed its low-brow Olympic posture in banging the drums for its Ryder Cup coverage. Promos l
MLB and ESPN Radio reached a five-year agreement giving ESPN Radio exclusive domestic regular- and post-season broadcast rights. ESPN Radio is broadcast across the U.S. by ABC Radio Networks. The deal
The Rockies asked a Denver District Court judge "to temporarily stop" local Web publisher Robert Lewis from producing his baseball Web page, arguing that it "infringes" on the team''s trademarks and "
"Steel Chariots," a film on NASCAR racing, premieres Tuesday, September 23, at 8:00pm ET/PT. "Steel Chariots" features cameos by NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin. NASCAR annou