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NBC Has Created "Sky-High Expectations" For Its NASCAR Coverage, Beginning SundayPublished 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. ...
In N.Y., Keith Kelly writes in his "Scene & Heard" column that Disney is "dangling" $350,000 for the editor''s position at ESPN magazine and "even have a front-runner in" SI Managing Editor John Papan
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences yesterday announced Emmy Awards nominations and NBC received seven for its coverage of the Opening Ceremonies of the Atlanta Olympics, according to Lisa de Mo
The head of CBC-TV Sports "doesn''t expect the departure of Blue Jays President Paul Beeston to hamper negotiations on an extension of the team''s television deal," according to Josh Rubin of the TORO
The following is a list of ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are eastern. MLB on Fox regional games were: PIT-PHI; CIN-NYM; WSOX-BAL; and LA-ATL. The numbers were gathere
The Packers have launched a website at www.Packers.com, which will have more than 1,200 pages of information. The site is produced by Green Bay-based Digital Magic Interactive in conjunction with the
CBS and USA Network "will serve up a host of added production elements for their coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament," according to Michael Burgi of MEDIAWEEK. The event''s new Arthur Ashe Sta
ELECTRONIC MEDIA listed their "10 Shows That Made Cable." The No. 6 spot was given to ESPN''s "SportsCenter." ELECTRONIC MEDIA''s Jim McConville: "''SportsCenter'' has changed the way TV covers sports
ABC Sports will reschedule its replay of the Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield fight from August 7 to August 14 to avoid a conflict with a Time Warner TVKO PPV card featuring Roy Jones Jr. (N.Y. DAILY NEWS
NBC Sports will present 26 regular-season NBA games, plus the All-Star Game, in its eighth season of coverage. The "NBA on NBC" will debut on Christmas Day. Nine doubleheaders will be featured on NBC'
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The Walt Disney Co. reported a "higher-than-expected third-quarter profit," up 18%, according to Jill Jorden Spitz of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. Spitz adds that "growth" in Walt Disney''s cable TV offering