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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...
San Diego and ESPN officials "have said they would like" the X Games to take place in San Diego again next year, according to Caitlin Rother in the SAN DIEGO UNION- TRIBUNE. An agreement "could be rea
The initial issue of SI''s Women/Sport, which was released this past spring, was profiled by Carol Slezak of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Slezak: "As magazines go, the first issue of Women Sport is closer t
American Sports Classics'' (ASC) July 9 launch has been postponed "indefinitely," and its "future seems a bit rocky at this point," according to Michael Burgi of MEDIAWEEK. ASC has had "a tough time g
In Boston, Manley & Jensen report that WEEI-AM did not renew Celtics announcer Spencer Ross''s contract and instead signed a multiyear deal with Howard David to handle play-by- play (BOSTON GLOBE, 7/9
MLB "plans to put audio coverage of two or three games a day on its Website" but Westinghouse/CBS-owned stations in two markets "are declining to permit carriage in cyberspace of games they broadcast,
Munich-based Kirch Group announced it has acquired a 25% stake in Swiss-based Prisma Sports & Media AG and has appointed it to handle the TV marketing program and implement the distribution plan appro
Fox will broadcast MLB''s 68th All-Star Game from Jacobs Field in Cleveland tonight starting at 8:00pm ET. In its coverage, the network will debut the "Catcher-Cam," a lipstick-sized camera mounted on
Tonight''s episode of "ARLI$$" on HBO is entitled, "The World At Your Feet." Kahoutec "Comet" Evans is a can''t-miss tennis phenom whom Arliss discovered years ago. Now that Comet has come of age, Arl
Organizations are increasingly "blocking or monitoring employees'' access to Web sites considered to be unproductive, and sports sites rank near the top of that list," according to David Sweet of the
Showtime, "angered by what it feels were leaks to the news media by CBS Sports," said in a statement "there is no deal for CBS" to air the Evander Holyfield-Mike Tyson delayed broadcast that was set f