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CBS, Time Warner Promoting Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV Across Multiple Nets, PlatformsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 15
Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight will get a broad blast of promotional support on the networks and platforms of parent companies CBS and Time Warner this week. CBS, which had seven of the 10 most-watched shows last week, will have promos during primetime and late-night...
Fox Sports West 2 (FSW2) has made a "major breakthrough" with Southern CA cable operators, announcing yesterday the completion of deals with TCI Cablevision, Charter Communications and Jones Intercabl
Dow Jones & Co. and ITT Corp. have agreed to sell their jointly-owned New York TV station WBIS+ for $257.5M to Paxson Communications Corp., according to Knecht & Pope of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Once
The following lists ratings from last weekend''s NBA Playoff games on NBC, and the ratings that time slot received in ''96. All times are eastern. The numbers were gathered from NBC (THE DAILY). SATUR
In Chicago, NBC Sports'' decision to stay with the Rockets-Sonics overtime game on Sunday on WMAQ -- thereby missing "nearly all" of the first quarter of Bulls-Hawks -- "prompted protest calls to the
In N.Y., Richard Sandomir, on the upcoming NBA TV rights negotiations: "For NBC, the N.B.A. is like ''Seinfeld'' -- crucial, centerpiece programming that it can hardly afford to lose. The N.B.A. was a
The NFL is repositioning its Sunday Ticket pay satellite TV package with an upcoming $2M print and TV campaign "that appeals to more parochial fans," according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. The campai
In FL, Sunshine Network GM Jim Liberatore said that he "expects the Panthers to keep their broadcasts" on SportsChannel FL next season for $2.8M, "rather than accept a nearly" $5M offer from Sunshine,
In N.Y., Elsen & Crudele write, "The beginning of the end for WBIS+ TV is expected to come today as Paxson Communications announces its $260 million purchase of the business news and sports station."
The PGA Tour announced yesterday it has concluded TV rights negotiations. The TV deal gives it three broadcast partners and three cable partners, from 1999 until 2002. WHO GETS WHAT: CBS leads the way
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) last week filed two lawsuits in U.S. District Court against people in South Carolina and Canada, who it claims are "cybersquatters," according to Bill Koenig of t