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Disney's Iger Says ESPN Could Sell Direct To Consumer, But Not In Next Five YearsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 15
Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger yesterday said that he sees ESPN as a media property that "could be eventually sold directly to consumers like Time Warner's HBO, but not in the next five years," according to Matthew Belvedere of CNBC.com. Iger: "If we end up seeing more erosion in the so-called mult...
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A&J Sports, publisher of ACC Athlete magazine, has signed contracts with the SEC and the Big 10 to publish similar magazines for those conferences. The company also plans to launch a sportswear line t
The Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield fight will be replayed on ABC, as it is paying $1M "for an early-August show expected to be in prime time," according to Rudy Martzke in USA TODAY. Showtime and CBS ha
In Dallas, Barry Horn writes this morning, "Imagine life without a baseball Game of the Week on network television. ... The numbers say that more than 97 out of every 100 are ignoring the Saturday aft
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Online consumers received an anonymous e-mail telling them their credit card numbers had been accessed through Seattle-based Starwave''s online NBA and ESPN SportsZone merchandise stores, according to
Miami radio station WQAM announced that afternoon host Hank Goldberg will return to the air Monday after being off "for nearly a month because of a combination of suspension and vacation," according t
The Capitals announced that Steve Kolbe will become the team''s radio voice on WTEM-AM. Kolbe has spent the past two seasons as the pre- and post-game host for Capitals radio broadcasts (Capitals)....
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Classic Sports Network (CSN) "is exploring a possible sale, according to people familiar with the company''s plans," according to Bruce Orwall of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Orwall''s sources say that am