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The NFL is pushing back on reports that the league is close to renewing its DirecTV deal for NFL Sunday Ticket. The NFL says the two longtime partners still are negotiating, but have not agreed to the framework of any deal. NFL Media Group VP/Communications Alex Riethmiller said, "We do not have an...
Turner Broadcasting postponed a "tentatively scheduled" board meeting in New York today to discuss the proposed merger with Time Warner, according to this morning''s ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. The decision
Having been granted an extension on a decision whether to accept the USTA''s renewal offer of a five-year deal at $38M a year, CBS Sports President David Kenin passed. Rudy Martzke reports that CBS, w
The USGA has announced agreements with broadcast partners ESPN and NBC that will "expand the responsibilities of both networks in presenting USGA Championships." NBC will extend its hours of U.S. Open
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Westwood One will begin syndicating Scott Ferrall''s radio sports talk show, "Ferrall on the Bench," today. Westwood, which hopes more than 200 stations sign on within six months, plugs Ferrall as spe
Officials dealing with the proposed merger of Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner still face issues of "how to shuffle" top Time Warner execs in the new company and the payout to TCI Chair John Malone