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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,...
Nielsen Media Research will extend into four markets in ''98, bringing its total overnight metered-markets to 42, representing 61% of the U.S. TV households. Overnight metered-market service will begi
English soccer will receive "far less money" from PPV TV than "previously thought, even though a third of the population follows the game," according to Simon Kuper of the FINANCIAL TIMES. PPV "will g
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TNT''s Sunday Dolphins-Bucs game earned a 10.9 national rating on TNT, its "third-highest rating in eight seasons of broadcasting NFL games," according to Lisa Magenheimer of the TAMPA TRIBUNE. The 17
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Viacom Inc. has agreed to sell its 50% stake in USA Networks to partner Seagram Co.''s Universal Studios for $1.7B, according to Eben Shapiro of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The deal gives Universal "comp
In addition to SI''s Rick Reilly, ESPN Magazine is "trying to lure" the husband-and-wife team of Steve and Jane Wulf from Time Inc. titles, according to Keith Kelly of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Steve Wulf
The following lists preliminary overnight ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are EDT. NBC had the NFL doubleheader, with Fox showing one regional game either at 1:00pm or