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RSNs Push MLB For Local Streaming Rights As Concerns Grow About Mobile Viewers03 / 07 / 14
RSNs across the U.S. are "pressing Major League Baseball to get the rights to stream local games to portable devices," according to Josh Kosman of the N.Y. POST. Baseball fans "can't watch live games on their tablets or smartphones outside their home, and the RSNs fear they could be losing viewers w...
News Corp.''s first quarter earnings fell 5% to $210M, as "strong" TV and newspaper results were "more than offset by weakness" in films, magazines and book publishing (FINANCIAL TIMES, 11/9). Operati
PBS'' "Frontline" profiled media mogul Rupert Murdoch last night. Former Fox TV Chair Barry Diller calls Murdoch an "opportunist ... in the best sense of the word." On his foray into the NFL, NFL Broa
The NFL''s TV markets, "collectively representing 49% of the USA, are shrinking," writes Michael Hiestand of USA TODAY. The NFL''s national TV money is split evenly, therefore "owners aren''t directly
Helped by strong cable network results, Turner Broadcasting System Inc. doubled its third quarter income with earnings of $39.8M or 14 cents a share. TBS, which was helped by almost a full season of B
Wall Street Journal ad columnist Kevin Goldman is taking a leave of absence to finish a book on Maurice and Charles Saatchi. Sally Goll Beatty, who has been covering marketing for the Asian Wall Stree
The NFL Panthers'' "struggles at the gate are costing its Charlotte TV affiliate ad revenue," and their radio network sales are also below projections, according to Erik Spanberg of the CHARLOTTE BUSI
Results of a GOULD MEDIA Survey of cable operators found "an average buy rate" of 2.1% for Bowe-Holyfield on Saturday. The figure would represent about 550,000 buys, "significantly less than conservat
MLB held a press conference yesterday to announce details of their new, five-year, $1.7B TV contract. Acting MLB Commissioner Bud Selig called it "another significant step in the recovery of our sport
TVKO''s PPV telecast of Riddick Bowe''s victory over Evander Holyfield was the "most expensive production TVKO and HBO had ever done," according to Nat Gottleib of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. The event co
The most "overblown sports story of the week" was the speculation of a "serious" challenge to ESPN from the newly formed Liberty/Fox cable channel, according to Jack Craig of the BOSTON GLOBE. ESPN an