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NBA Sends Draft Lottery Issue To Committee For More StudyPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 22 / 14
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver today said that owners have sent back the issue of draft lottery reform to the league's competition committee for additional study with a need to find the right balance between creating appropriate incentives and allowing a draft to work as it should. He also addr...
Interactive TV programmer ACTV, Inc. launches its first regional programming service this fall on Fox Sports West, the re-named Prime Sports West. It will be available to 4.9 million homes in the L.A.
The Jaguars and Sunshine Network announced an exclusive regional cable deal. Included in the package are three Jaguars ''96 pre-season games, a live weekly players show on Monday nights during the sea
Media writes continued comment on the low ratings for Tuesday''s MLB All-Star Game. The HOUSTON CHRONICLE''s Ed Fowler notes the game''s ratings ran behind re-runs of "Roseanne" in Houston, but blames
ESPN''s Bob Ley will examine the current state of sports in Russia in an "Outside the Lines" special airing July 18 at 9:30pm (ESPN)...."Baseball, Minnesota," a 22-part, reality-based series on the li
The Jazz signed a multi-year deal with KCNR-Kaysville to be the flagship station of the Jazz Radio Network for all games. The SALT LAKE TRIBUNE''s Jim Fisher notes the deal gives the Jazz "a broader a
TBS added Glenn "Doc" Rivers to its NBA analysts team, replacing Danny Ainge (San Antonio EXPRESS-NEWS, 7/11)... Chris McKendry, formerly of ABC''s D.C. affiliate WJLA, has joined ESPN as a "SportsCen
The FTC will meet July 19 to decide whether to oppose Time Warner''s deal to buy Turner Broadcasting Systems or accept a negotiated settlement that is in the works (David Lieberman, USA TODAY, 7/11).
In a "bid for respectability for his fledgling International Basketball League," Pittsburgh sports exec Paul Murtha announced the signing of former CBS Sports President Neal Pilson as a TV consultant,
Mindscape Inc. of Novato, CA launched "Total Baseball Online" which the S.F. CHRONICLE''s Jon Schwartz describes as a "veritable cornucopia of stats, tidbits and trivia guaranteed to whet the appetite
NBC''s telecast of MLB''s All-Star Game Tuesday gained a final national rating of 13.2/23 share. Viewership was strongest in the 55+ category, with 18-34 year olds the lowest rated of adult viewers. N