Featured Story

NBC Has Created "Sky-High Expectations" For Its NASCAR Coverage, Beginning Sunday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15

NBC has "built sky-high expectations for its portion of the Sprint Cup Series schedule that begins Sunday night" at Daytona Int'l Speedway, but "living up to the hype won't be an easy task, because NASCAR fans are notoriously picky when it comes to broadcasts," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. ...

Read More

Tags: Media, NASCAR, NBC

More Stories

07/30/97
TRADE NEWS: ESPN ONLY OBSTACLE FOR TBS' CABLE CONVERSION?

Last week''s settlement between Time Warner and News Corp. over carriage of the Fox News Channel "eliminates one of two obstacles that has delayed the conversion" of WTBS from a superstation to a "con

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, ESPN, General Motors, MLB, Brooklyn Nets, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

07/30/97
CNN/SI'S MACMULLAN REPORTEDLY LEAVES CNN/SI AFTER MIX UP

Jackie MacMullan "has quit her job as a reporter for CNN/SI as a result of a controversy over a false NBA trade report credited to her last week," according to sources of L.C. Johnson of the ORLANDO S

Tags: NBA, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

07/30/97
MEDIA NOTES

In Toronto, William Houston reports that CTV''s proposed sports channel, CTV SportsNet, "is on indefinite hold, despite initial assurances it would be up and running in September" (GLOBE & MAIL, 7/30)

Tags: News Corp./Fox, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media

07/29/97
CNN/SI'S MACMULLAN OFFERS RESIGNATION AFTER TRADE SNAFU

A report last week of a three-team NBA trade caused CNN/SI correspondent Jackie MacMullan to offer her resignation to the network, according to Mark Montieth of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS. MacMullan,

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Indiana Pacers, NBA, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, RDV Sports, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

07/29/97
DETROIT CABLE OPERATORS NOT LIKELY TO PASS ON NEW FOX RSN

Metro Detroit cable operators are "moving quickly" to sign with Fox Sports Detroit in order to receive Red Wings telecasts this fall, and PASS, which had been the area''s sole full-time sports cable p

Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, News Corp./Fox, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Media

07/29/97
SATURDAY AFTERNOON FEVER: ABC/ESPN LOCK UP COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The ACC has awarded ESPN exclusive national cable rights to televise football on ESPN and ESPN2 through 2005, and extended its broadcast agreement with ABC Sports for the same period. The deal also in

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

07/29/97
MEDIA NOTES

CBS and Infiniti Broadcasting parent Westinghouse reported an "unexpected profit" for the 2Q, with "higher advertising and cash flow at its radio stations overcoming a loss from its struggling" CBS TV

Tags: CBS, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

07/29/97
BASEBALL'S FIRST 500/500 CLUB MEMBER? ARLI$$ WILL BE THERE

On tonight''s "Arli$$" on HBO, an AMM client closes in on his 500th home run, which, along with his 500 stolen bases, would make him the charter member of the 500/500 club. Arliss has everything ready

Tags: HBO, Media, Time Warner

07/28/97
MEDIA NOTES

Fox will use its catcher cam starting this Saturday on regular-season games (Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY, 7/28). ...GOLFWEEK''s Dave Shedloski notes that Bill Macatee has re- signed with USA Network t

Tags: MLS, News Corp./Fox, Media, USA Networks, WNBA

07/28/97
MORE DETAILS ON COMCAST'S NEW PHILADELPHIA SPORTS CHANNEL

Comcast SportsNet, which will carry the Phillies, 76ers and Flyers starting in October, will charge local cable companies $1.50 a month per subscriber, and "when that programming cost is passed on to

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug