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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...
With yesterday''s settlement, local broadcasting and TV networks began rushing to put together hockey coverage for the abbreviated season. ESPN and Fox both were waiting on a season schedule from the
For the last 12 years, every Viking home game in Minneapolis has been on broadcast on local TV due to a unique fund from General Mills. The fund, which guaranteed home games would be televised locally
A proposed deal from Viacom to sell its cable systems for $2.3B to a minority partnership is under scrutiny by the FCC. The sale would save Viacom nearly $400M in capital gains taxes under a program t
WB, Warner Bros.'' addition to the broadcast TV market, kicks off tonight. In New York, Verne Gay notes that the network has a lot of similarities to Fox''s start-up. Three of the shows slated for ton
CNN has moved its sports talk show "Calling All Sports" up 90 minutes to 11:30, just after their "Sports Tonight" (Baltimore SUN, 1/11)....SportsChannel Chicago Senior VP/GM Jim Corno on the NHL work
In an "unsettling" decision for Dolphins fans in Central FL, the NFL ruled that it will force Orlando''s NBC affiliate WESH-2 to carry all of the Jaguars road games as well as all sold-out home games.
Ratings for the NFL divisional playoff games fell 7% in overnight results from a 24.4 average to a 22.6. Fox''s two games were down 4% to 22.2, and NBC''s games decreased 10% to a 23.2. The highest ra
If the NHL work stoppage ends today, ESPN is "ready to roll" on its hockey programming schedule. Even though it there will be "smaller overall volume," there would still be one or two weekly games on
Final ''94 financial figures for the TV networks are expected to be mixed, "despite a buoyant advertising market." According to analysts, ABC and NBC will post "strong gains," while CBS and Fox will "
Turner Broadcasting Sales Inc. announced that Coca-Cola will double its ''94 ad spending this year on the Turner Networks. Coca-Cola will spend more than $8M with various projects this year, and a sig