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NBC Has Created "Sky-High Expectations" For Its NASCAR Coverage, Beginning SundayPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15
NBC has "built sky-high expectations for its portion of the Sprint Cup Series schedule that begins Sunday night" at Daytona Int'l Speedway, but "living up to the hype won't be an easy task, because NASCAR fans are notoriously picky when it comes to broadcasts," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. ...
CA-based Electronic Arts, the "original giant of the sports video game industry," will include top women''s college basketball teams as part of its "March Madness ''97" video game due out later this y
Broadcast TV viewership "continued to slide in the season that ended last night," with 1.7 million fewer homes watching ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox than last season "and more homes tuning into cable," accor
USA TODAY''s David Lieberman reports that News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch "could cut a deal, perhaps by this weekend, to become a minority partner with nonvoting shares" in Primestar. Lieberman adds tha
Marv Albert, indicted on sodomy and assault charges, is "expected" to make another public statement today regarding the allegations, according to the N.Y. POST. Meanwhile, NBC execs made no statement
MLS Commissioner Doug Logan told THE DAILY that the league has had a "series of discussions at a variety of levels" with CBS, Fox and Turner Broadcasting, as early negotiations have begun for the leag
Headline Sports, Canada''s "graphic-laden" sports-news- and-information channel, debuted on Canadian TV yesterday and received "varied reactions," according to Marty York of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL.
The Brewers have hired IMG and its TV negotiator, Barry Frank, to handle their next TV deal. The team''s contract with WVTC-TV expires at the end of ''97 (MILWAUKEE BUSINESS JOURNAL, 5/19 issue)....Th
Marv Albert was indicted in Arlington, VA, on "charges of assault and forcible sodomy," according to Jim Greenidge of the BOSTON GLOBE. The indictment stems from a February meeting at the Ritz Carlton
Barry Diller''s HSN Inc., parent to Home Shopping Network, said Tuesday it would acquire a 47.5% stake in Ticketmaster from Paul Allen "in stock swap worth about" $209M, according to Hoffmeister & Hel
TCI has signed carriage agreements with Speedvision Network and Outdoor Life Network which calls for a "mix of analog and digital carriage," according to Joe Schlosser of BROADCASTING & CABLE. For off