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Verizon To Offer "Slim" TV Packages Through FiOS That Includes ESPN, FS1Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 17 / 15
Verizon on Thursday announced that its FiOS service beginning Sunday will offer "slim" new TV packages that include "broadcasters such as ABC and Fox, as well as CNN, AMC, Food Network and others," according to Ramachandran & Knutson of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Consumers "can then add on 'channe...
Maxim, a new magazine for men, will debut April 1. The NY-based national periodical will be published by England- based Dennis Productions (THE DAILY). Clare McHugh, Maxim''s Editor and former N.Y. Po
HBO''s Arli$$ began production last week of 13 new episodes for the ''97 season. Guests stars during the first week of production were Super Bowl XXXI MVP Desmond Howard, the Bills'' Bruce Smith and a
CBS Sports'' coverage of the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men''s Basketball Tournament averaged a preliminary overnight rating of 5.6/13 in the 36 metered markets. This was 6% higher than the '
UPN "is close to a deal to broadcast the U.S. Open Skating Championships," according to Richard Katz of MEDIAWEEK. Details of the new event have yet to be finalized, but it is expected to air on UPN t
ESPNET SportsZone today is expected to "become the first major Web site to let viewers pay for service on a daily basis," according to Rebecca Quick of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. SportsZone will offer t
European media companies Bertelsmann and Axel Springer have jointly set up an online sports channel, Sportkanal, scheduled to debut this summer (AD AGE, 3/14)....In Philadelphia, WIP GM Tom Bigby is p
The CBC signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jays to televise 35 games during the ''97 season, according to Robert MacLeod of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. The deal ends a five- year relationship between
Bryant Gumbel officially joined CBS News yesterday, saying "it offered him the right combination of ''people'' and ''opportunity,''" according to Josef Adalian of the N.Y. POST. Gumbel said he "has no
March Madness "has crossed over into cyberspace," according to Larry Tye in a front-page story in today''s BOSTON GLOBE. Yesterday, nearly one million fans an hour logged onto the NCAA''s World Wide W
NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay writes that his "spies" say UPN "could emerge as a possible bidder for NBA rights" (NEWSDAY, 3/14)....NBA VP/GM Communications Group Brian McIntyre, when asked about CBS analyst