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NFL Reluctant To Lock Into Long-Term Thursday Night Deal As Media Landscape ShiftsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 27 / 15
The NFL is "reluctant to agree" to a "Thursday Night Football" contract with CBS longer than a year because of the changing media landscape, which is increasingly filled with consumers "untethering themselves from cable and satellite subscriptions," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. W...
A press conference with ABC/ESPN President Steve Bornstein and MLS Commissioner Doug Logan will be held today in New York and Michael Lewis reports that MLS "will announce the most comprehensive pro s
ESPN2 and Lifetime TV "are the leading candidates to become the national cable carriers" for the National Soccer Alliance (NSA), the proposed women''s soccer league, according to sources of Mike Reyno
TV DEALS: USA TODAY''s Michael Hiestand examines the upcoming TV rights negotiations for the NFL and NBA in today''s "In Focus" section (USA TODAY, 10/16)....In TX, Wendell Barnhouse reports that the
Fox earned a 9.4/14 national rating for its coverage of Game Five of the ALCS, marking a 34% improvement on Fox''s Game Five coverage of the ''96 NLCS during a similar time slot of a Monday night. The
Molson Breweries "is giving up its sponsorship" of CBC''s Saturday night "Hockey Night in Canada" (HNIC), a show it has been associated with for 40 years, according to David Shoalts of the Toronto GLO
NETWORK SPORTS: In N.Y., Josef Adalian wrote that ABC''s "TimeCop," which airs before "MNF," has "finished dead last in its time slot every week." Adalian added that "since ABC owns ESPN, some insider
ABC Sports has "agreed to pay" $6M for rights to next season''s debut Winston Cup event at the Las Vegas Speedway, according to industry sources of Richard Huff of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Besides the Day
Despite reported talks with WFAN in New York, Marv Albert "is in counseling and won''t take any of the job offers he''s getting until he repairs his shattered personal life," according to Hinckley, O'
Larry Bird "is selling the story of his first season as a head coach," according to Michael Shain of the N.Y. POST. Bird began "quietly circulating a proposal for the book, to be called ''Full Court P
ESPN has "become the latest bidder" for Rockets home TV rights, joining Houston''s KHTV and Fox Sports Southwest for the rights to 37 games, according to David Barron of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Rockets