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Comcast Drops Plans To Acquire Time Warner Cable After Pressure From RegulatorsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 15
Comcast on Friday morning announced that it has terminated its agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable, with Comcast Chair & CEO Brian Roberts appearing on CNBC to discuss the failed deal. Roberts said, “We wanted to bring the products that we've got that we're very proud of to new market...
Former Red Sox manager Kevin Kennedy has been hired as a color analyst by ESPN (Sean McAdam, Providence JOURNAL- BULLETIN, 3/18). Kennedy, who is still being paid by the Red Sox, will work west coast
Fox Sports is adding rodeo and skiing to its weekend sports line-up for the first time. Fox will air the "Wrangler Bull Riders Only World Championship" on Saturday, April 5, and the "Sprint Bumps & Ju
Rainbow Programming Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp., announced it will launch "American Sports Classic" (ASC), a new 24-hour vintage sports service on July 9. The new network, whic
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
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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