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Clippers' Ballmer Reportedly Declines Prime Ticket's Extension Offer, Wants OTT NetworkPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15
Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer "has turned down" a $60M-a-year offer from FS Prime Ticket for local-TV rights and is instead "forging ahead with a plan to start his own over-the-top streaming network," according to Claire Atkinson of the N.Y. POST. Sources said that if he "follows through on the plan,...
CA-based Miller Publishing Group, which owns Spin and Vibe, has acquired a group of six tennis, sailing and skiing titles from The New York Times Co., according to Mary Huhn of the N.Y. POST. Miller g
Fox and NBC''s combined ratings for its first three prime-time games of the AL/NL Divisional Series are a 7.5, according to USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke. ESPN''s first four afternoon NL series games were
Fox/Liberty has reached a deal with International Family Entertainment to acquire a majority ownership interest in Fit TV. Fit TV will become a Fox/Liberty- managed entity and continue to be distribut
The Source, the hip-hop music magazine, "turned its attention to basketball for the launch of The Source Sports Basketball Preview," according to SGB. The new publication takes "an edgy look at the NB
MLB: Yankees SS Derek Jeter is the "runaway leader" in terms of popularity on MLBPA''s bigleaguers.com. Chris Dahl, editor of bigleaguers.com: "I don''t have the exact number, but he''s the easy winne
The following lists overnight ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are ET. "MLB on Fox" games were NYY-DET; CHC-STL; LA-COL; and SD-SF. The numbers were gathered from the ne
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Among TIME magazine''s weekly "Winners" is NBC Sports'' Tom Hammond: "He''s not exactly a household name, but somebody at NBC has to inherit Marv''s [Albert''s] airtime" (TIME, 10/6 issue). In N.Y., L
MLB''s postseason begins today at 1:00pm ET with the Astros-Braves on ESPN, which will be followed by the Giants- Marlins at 4:00pm ET. ESPN will broadcast the same two games, at the same times, tomor
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ABC and Finland-based telecom company Nokia "are closing in on the first major sponsorship deal for the network''s new College Football Championship Series," set to start in January ''99, according to
TNT airs "Before They Were Pros" tonight at 8:00pm ET. The 90-minute show from TNT & NFL Films features the careers of NFL players, Brett Favre, Marcus Allen, John Elway, Wayne Chrebet and Troy Aikman